The Republican Party is facing a number of challenging county-wide races this year, writes Memphis Flyer political columnist Jackson Baker in a recent article.
Chief among them is the highly-publicized District Attorney race, in which Republican incumbent Amy Weirich will face a “hotly contested race” against whichever Democratic candidate wins the primary in May.
The frontrunner, of course, is former County Commissioner Steve Mulroy, described by Baker as a “local legal icon.”
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, a prominent supporter of Steve, expressed similar sentiments when Steve announced his candidacy back in December. “When you think of legal reform in Shelby County, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Mulroy,” Mayor Harris said.
Mayor Harris is joined by many prominent Democrats endorsing Steve for DA, including Senator Raumesh Akbari, former County Mayor Joe Ford, and Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert.