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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 6, 2018
Willie Herenton, who served as mayor of Memphis from 1992 to 2009, announced yesterday that he would again seek the office in 2019, The Commercial Appeal reports. Herenton, who was Memphis’ first black mayor, said his campaign theme would be simple: “Let’s do it again.” Current Mayor Jim Strickland, who was elected in 2015, has not yet announced whether he will seek a second term.