The Commercial Appeal posted the article, “Seven qualify for interim Memphis City Council appointment” featuring Charley Burch.
The Memphis City Council will choose one of seven candidates Tuesday to temporarily fill the council seat recently resigned by Philip Spinosa Jr.
The seven candidates to turn in 25 qualifying signatures were Charley Burch, a real estate agent and music veteran who ran as a Democrat in a 2016 House of Representatives race; J. Ford Canale, a funeral director and head golf coach at Christian Brothers High; Jimmy Lewis; Lisa Moore, president of Girls Inc. of Memphis; Kenneth Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church; Marvin White, a manager at FedEx Services; and Erika Sugarmon, a teacher at White Station High. Except for Burch, a resident of Cordova, the candidates all claimed East Memphis.
An eighth candidate, Tim Ware, a business consultant and the former executive director of the Achievement School District, applied but didn’t have enough valid signatures.
The council will make its interim appointment for the Super District 9, position 2, seat during its meeting Tuesday.