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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 13, 2019

Incumbent Memphis City Court Judge Teresa Jones and a challenger to another seat won top marks in a Memphis Bar Association poll of candidates for races on the Oct. 3 ballot. Jones, who is being challenged by LaTrena Davis-Ingram for the Division 1 seat, was ranked best qualified by 56% of respondents while six percent chose Davis-Ingram. For the Division 3 seat, Judicial Commissioner David Pool was ranked best qualified by 54% of respondents over 23% who gave that ranking to incumbent Judge Jayne Chandler. In the nine-way race for city court clerk, 44% of respondents had no opinion about who was the best qualified, but former Memphis City Council member and Interim Mayor Myron Lowery polled the highest with 18% ranking him as best qualified. The Daily Memphian has the full breakdown of responses.