I'm pleased to state that I won a second term on Aug. 5, receiving a little over 65% of the vote. Anecdotal reports from numerous polling place volunteers (including me) suggest that I got support from Republicans as well as Democrats, and the decisiveness of the victory is a welcome affirmation from the voters in my district.
We had a great time celebrating at our election night party, which featured great food and drink, dancing, karaoke, and a moon bounce.
Once again, thanks so much to all the volunteers who helped with the campaign, and all those who wished me well throughout. Thanks also to all those voters who voted for me. Whether you voted for me or not, I will make myself available to address your concerns and help you with county government.
Steve was interviewed on Fox 13th Good Morning Memphis, on Aug 3rd. He talked about his time on the County Commission and his campaign. Click here to watch.
Several local community activists wrote a letter to highlight Steve's continuing efforts to curb urban blight. For the full letter, click here.
COMMERCIAL APPEAL ENDORSES STEVE!!!
In a July 13 editorial, the Memphis Commercial Appeal endorsed Steve for reelection to the County Commission. The editorial praised Steve's role as a consensus-builder and his leadership on such issues as the Living Wage and functional consolidation. The endorsement came the same day as Memphis' main newspaper endorsed a combination of Democratic and Republican candidates.
For the full editorial, CLICK HERE.
Tuesday May 4 showed a decisive victory for Steve in the Democratic primary, with Steve yielding over 72% of the vote. Steve received the welcome news with his family at a rockin' election night party as his headquarters with over 50 of his supporters. The party featured karaoke, dancing, impromptu toasts by Steve's supporters, and an obligatory limerick by Steve thanking his volunteers.
The Re-Elect Mulroy campaign thanks all the volunteers and donors who helped make this victory possible, along with the voters. Steve would like to add a special thank you to his campaign staff, who worked tirelessly as well. Now, let's work together to re-elect Steve to County Commission in the general election. Early voting starts July 16, and Election Day is August 5.
MULROY LEADS COALITION FOR BETTER MEMPHIS RANKINGS!!!
For years now, the Coalition For A Better Memphis, a nonpartisan group of educated, professional, civic-minded citizens, has issued questionnaires, conducted candidate interviews, and published ratings of candidates. CBM's ratings, just issued this April, had Steve at 91--higher than any other candidate for his seat, and higher than any other candidate for any other County Commission seat!! Indeed, Steve's CBM rating was higher than all candidates for County Mayor and Sheriff. Only current Interim Trustee Regina Newman (whom Steve endorses) exceeded that score, yielding an impressive 93.
Steve is endorsed by:
- AC Wharton, Memphis Mayor
- Harold Ford, Sr., Former Congressman
- Joe Ford, Interim County Mayor
- Past Interim Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery
- Former Shelby County Mayor Bill Morris
- Harold Collins, Chair, City Council
- Tri-State Defender newspaper
- City Council members Janis Fullilove, Joe Brown, Shea Flinn, Edmund Ford, Myron Lowery and Jim Strickland
- Former City Council members Carol Chumney and John Vergos
- Former Shelby County Commissioner Dr. Cleo Kirk
- State Senators Beverly Marrero and Ophelia Ford
- State Reps. Ulysses Jones, Joe Towns, Mike Kernell, Jeanne Richardson, Karen Camper, and G.A. Hardaway
- Former Republican State Representative Gene Sterling
- Tomeka Hart, Chair, Memphis School Board
- Memphis School Board member Dr. Jeff Warren
- AFL CIO Labor Council
- Memphis Education Association/MPACE
- Tri-State Defender newspaper
- Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
- Pipefitters Union Local
- Iron Workers Local Union #167
- Plumbers Local Union 17
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 474
- Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #4
- Howard Richardson
- David Upton, State Democratic Executive Committee
- Paul Shaffer
- Former Shelby County Democratic Party Chairs David Cocke and Matt Kuhn
- Current Shelby County Democratic Party Committee members Desi Franklin, Cherry Davis, Diane Withers, Lynn Strickland and Dave and Diane Cambron
- Novella Smith-Arnold
- Fannie Clark
- Reginald Milton
- Billy Orgel
- Brad Watkins
- Jonathan Cole
- Jocelyn Wurzburg, Happy Jones, and Paula Casey
- Steve Sondheim
- Carter Rosenthal, Roseleigh Neighborhood Association
- Sierra Club
- Karen Camper
- Elder Charles Caswell, Pursuit of God Church and Executive Director, Rangeline CDC
- Minister Lee Nichols
- Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #4
|After being sworn in as the new County Commissioner for District 5, |
Steve has the following responsibilities:
|Steve is particularly interested in the following issues: Crime; Election Reform; Living Wage; Revitalization of Blighted Areas; Senior Tax Relief.|
|The 2006 campaign was a tough haul, but in the end it was successful. Click here for photos from the campaign trail!|
I bring to the Commission four years of experience as a County Commissioner tackling the major and minor problems of the ... [click here]
COUNTY SALES TAX
Steve recently explained his August 2012 vote to give voters a chance to do a referendum vote on the county sales tax ... [click here]
The Shelby County Commission is moving toward the adoption of a redistricting plan that essentially mirrors the current setup ... [click here]
[click here for editorial regarding animal welfare]
The issue of consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County government has been with us a long time. Generally, ... [click here]
We must use county resources to better fight crime in Memphis. We can bring more sheriff deputies into Memphis ... [click here]
Fully fund the Med. We must keep this vital public service open. I recently voted to increase the County ... [click here]
I will work to ensure that failing city schools get adequate funding. These schools have suffered from years of deferred ... [click here]
As our new Commission took office, we heard about high-profile cases in which county ambulances took too long-over 30 minutes ... [click here]
I respect the constitutional right of adult businesses to operate in Shelby County, and believe it inappropriate ... [click here]
I will pursue a "smart growth" strategy for new development. We should use the best thinking in schools of ... [click here]
At the very beginning of my first term, I played a leading role in drafting and passing a tough new Ethics Ordinancewhich ... [click here]
Reducing the county’s debt has to be our number-one priority. Working with Mayor Wharton, I have supported the county ... [click here]
Long before I thought of running for office, I led a grass-roots effort to save the Libertyland amusement park. ... [click here]
To increase voter turnout, save on election costs, and make election results more representative of the majority, I have been for ... [click here]
In the spring and summer of 2009 I took on a related issue of discrimination, for a class which is often discriminated against ... [click here]