Friday, October 16, 2009

25% Voter Turnout For Memphis Mayoral Election, Wharton Wins!

A C Wharton won the special mayoral election to replace embattled Willie Herenton (facing a federal investigation) as mayor of Memphis with a turnout of only 25% of the just over 423,000 registered voters in the city. Wharton won 60% of the vote and will serve out the remainder of Herenton's term until 2011. Memphis is facing the same issues as other cities with high unemployment, under performing schools and crime. Here's wishing Wharton well in his new job.

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