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TN Politics: Memphis Mayor's Race Can Include Top Candidates


Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner and Memphis NAACP President Van Turner are now officially in the running for Memphis Mayor after a chancery court ruled that there is no five-year residency requirement for someone seeking that office.

Political analyst Otis Sanford says all the candidates will have to address a potential lawsuit with the family of Tyre Nichols and the impact a large settlement could have on the budget.

He adds that cleaning up both crime and police misconduct will be a major focus of this year's election.

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.