FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charley Burch Running Again for Memphis City Council
On Thursday May 31, 2018, Charley Burch filed his petition and is running once again for Memphis City Council. Burch will be on the ballot August 2nd for Memphis City Council Super District 9, Position 2.
Burch continues to be the voice of his constituents and champion of their best interests and needs. He will convey their needs to City Council and guarantee that their voices are heard and satisfied.
When elected, Burch pledges that he will not vote to raise property taxes, will continue to fight to preserve the benefits of first responders and city employees, and will work with all members of City Council to arrives at a fair and balanced budget.
To learn more about Charley Burch and how you can support him and make Memphis better, please visit voteburch.com.
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.
The majority of Memphians are Democrats and are not fairly represented by Memphis Government, especially in Super District 9. Memphis is a Blue island and we must keep it Blue being that one party and special interest groups have hijacked the rest of the state.
63.350% – Percentage of the population registered as a Democrat
35.960% – Percentage of the population registered as a Republican
0.692% – Percentage of the population registered as Independent/Other
Tennessee is a decisively Red state with Governor Haslam being the wealthiest elected official in the entire United States of America. More people voted for Mitt Romney in Tennessee in the last Presidential election than Mississippi and Alabama combined.
Charley Burch is the ONLY Democrat in this race! Kemp Conrad is the former Chairman of The Shelby County Republican Party and Robin Spielberger is a Republican/Tea Party Member and activist.
The key to winning this race is getting out the Democratic vote! If Memphis Democrats go to the Polls and vote; we win hands down!
By electing Charley Burch to Super District 9 Position 1, he will be the 7th of 13 and help balance the Council against the needs of all Memphians.
Hebrew Watchman published the article, “Burch seeks City Council seat in October 8 election”.
The Memphis Flyer posted the article, “Memphis Decision 2015“.
Change is in the air. That is a given. That’s the message of the slight but obvious up-tick in early voting statistics over the equivalent period four years ago. That is what the pollsters and pundits are telling us as they assess the chances of prevailing for this or that candidate for mayor in the 2015 Memphis city election, which is just two weeks away, on October 8th.
The Memphis Flyer posted the article, “And the “Winner” Is…Shelby County’s Democrats do a straw poll.”
Well, it’s a start. On the eve of early voting, which starts Friday and continues through Saturday, October 3t, the three gents pictured above have won one of the first actual votes of the 2015 election season — though it’s not (or not yet) the one they’re actually seeking.
Still, the smiles sported by these three winners of the Shelby County Democratic Party straw poll, held Wednesday night at the Spaghetti Warehouse, suggest they’re enjoying this brief taste of the proverbial Thrill of Victory. Pictured are (l to r): Charley Burch, Super District 9, Position 1; Paul Shaffer, Super District 9, Position 2, and Zachary Ferguson, Super District 9, Position 3.
The Commercial Appeal posted the article, “Candidate Profile: Charley Burch, Super District 9, Position 1“.
Age on Oct. 8: 47
Occupation/Career/Work History: Producer of music events and records for past 27 years. Voting Grammy Member and former Governor. Vice Chairman of Memphis Music Commission for the past 7 1/2 years. ASCAP publisher and writer. Federal officer with Homeland Security / TSA and Vice Chairman of TSA Employee Action Council at Memphis International Airport. Former secretary and board member of Memphis Alcohol Commission 4 and 1/2 years. Realtor with Keller Williams.
Charley Burch provides introductory remarks for Bobby Rush, including remarks about Memphis music and his campaign, at the Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 5, 2015.
Charley Burch is running for Super District 9 Position 1, in the Shelby County Elections.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEMPHIS AND WEST TENNESSEE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL AFL-CIO ENDORSES CHARLEY BURCH FOR SUPER DISTRICT 9 POSITION 1
Memphis, TN – On August 26, the Memphis and West Tennessee Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO endorsed Charley Burch for Super District 9 Position 1.
Charley Burch is a friend of workers and labor, and he stands for the core issues and values that continue to be most important to our citizens, including defending health care plans and pensions for first responders, improving infrastructure such as road improvement, and enhancing access to education programs focused on vocational and skilled trade development.
The Burch family has a history of government involvement and defending our Citizen’s rights. Charley’s father, Charlie Burch of blessed memory, served in the Tennessee House of Representatives, was an attorney, public defender, professor of Law at The University of Memphis School of Law and member of the Shelby County and American Bar Associations. Charley’s cousin, Lucius E. Burch, Jr. of blessed memory, worked on behalf of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a successful effort to lift a U.S. District Court injunction against a planned march in support of the striking workers in the Memphis Sanitation Strike.
On the endorsement, Charley Burch said, “I am honored to have the endorsement of the Memphis Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO.” Charley Burch is committed to representing The Voice of The People and not private interest agendas.
It’s time to start Rebuilding Memphis for Memphians!
About Elect Charley Burch
Charley Burch, a lifelong Memphian, has been involved in politics from an early age and has served as an appointed city government official in Memphis for 12 years, with the Memphis Alcohol Commission and Memphis Music Commission. Charley is a Federal Transportation Security Officer for The Department of Homeland Security and The Transportation Security Administration stationed at Memphis International Airport. He is also a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty. Charley is a member of Anshei Sphard Beth El Emeth Synagogue, and a Master Mason with Unity Lodge #95 (York Rite, Scottish Rite and Shriner’s). Charley has a B.A. in History from Memphis State University. Elect Charley Burch, Harold E. Blockman, Treasurer.
About the Memphis Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO
The AFL-CIO is a national trade union center and the largest federation of unions in the United States. The Memphis & West TN Building & Construction Trades Council is an affiliated organization of the National AFL-CIO and State AFL-CIO that represents building and construction workers to achieve a powerful voice in government, in bargaining, and in their communities.
Memphis Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO
Contact: Paul Shaffer
Address: 1870 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104