Official list of mayoral candidates stands at 28

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - If you haven't filed your petition to run for Mayor of Memphis, you're too late.  The deadline to file as a candidate was noon on Thursday.

According to the Shelby County Election Commission, the following people qualified to be on the ballot for next month's special election:

  • Awgowhat, Leo
  • Baroff, Kenneth E.
  • Brown, Joe
  • Cagle, Randy L.
  • Carpenter, Charles
  • Chumney, Carol
  • Clark, Dewey
  • Clingan, James M.
  • Fombi, Menelik
  • Halbert, Wanda
  • Hatcher, Jr., Johnny
  • Hodges, Robert W.
  • Houston, Constance
  • Jones, DeWayne
  • Jones, E. C.
  • Lawler, Jerry
  • Lowery, Myron
  • Lunati, Ernest A.
  • Moore, Harrel C.
  • Shelby-Wright, Mary T.
  • Stigall, Detric W.
  • Sullivan, Silky
  • Vinciarelli, David
  • Vo, Vuong Vaughn
  • Webb, Sharon A.
  • Whalum, Jr., Kenneth T.
  • Wharton, A C
  • Willingham, John

Noticeably absent from the list was former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton.

Herenton pulled a petition last month, but later said he would not run, and it appears he has kept his word.

The election will be held on October 15th. The last day to register to vote in the mayoral special election is September 15th.  Early voting begins September 25th.

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