Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer Shares Her Vision For Memphis Mayoral Campaign

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Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer shared her vision for her Memphis mayoral campaign with supporters Saturday.

Sawyer hosted the “Memphis Can’t Wait: Community Rally for Progress and Change” at Clayborn Temple in Downtown Memphis.

Her vision calls for the city to reestablish a relationship with the local public education system and invest more money into public transit and minority- and women-owned business.

Several speakers proclaimed that Sawyer is the new beginning Memphis needs.

 “I am so tired of being the outcast in my city, and we can’t wait for someone to lead us in the direction that we need to go. Aren’t you ready for a place in which your children and their children will be the light of the conversation? Because I sure am,” said Allyson Smith, a senior at White Station High School.

Danny Song, the founder and head of School at Believe Memphis Academy, said he’s ready to see change in his city. “The people who say change takes time are okay with the status quo. And for those of us who are not okay with the status quo, we can’t wait for Tami Sawyer, I can’t wait for Tami Sawyer, and we can’t wait for the better Memphis she’ll bring.”

Sawyer is running against current mayor Jim Strickland, former mayor Willie Herenton and small-business owner La-Michael Wilson.

If she is elected, she would be the Bluff City’s first female mayor.

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