MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphuis.com)- Several candidates for Memphis City Council District 6 and 7 got a platform to spread their ideas Saturday.
9 of the 15 candidates were welcomed to New Salem M.B. Church in Orange Mound for a town hall.
The public received the opportunity to ask each city council hopeful tough questions about the current state of the city and what they can do to make it better. Organizers say Saturday’s town hall presented a unique opportunity to get a lot of information about candidates in a short period of time.
“Really most people don’t have an opportunity to meet candidates there are so many people in each city council district that’s really hard for voters to learn and meet every single person who is running in either one of those districts so we felt this would be a good opportunity for voters to come and see,” said Sarah Beth Larson, Vice Chair of Shelby County Democratic Party.
The event was sponsored by the Shelby County Democratic Party.