Potential Field Grows for Shelby Criminal Court Clerk

Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert today picked up a qualifying petition to run for Shelby County Criminal Court clerk, the Memphis Daily News reports. Halbert, who is serving her second term on the council after serving on the now-defunct Memphis City Schools board, would run in the May Democratic primary. She could face Vernon Johnson, who ran in the 2010 Democratic primary, and Michael McCusker, currently a Shelby County assistant district attorney, both of whom have picked up petitions. The clerk position is currently held by Republican Kevin Key. He may face a primarily challenge from Richard DeSaussure, who has picked up a petition for the GOP primary.