There are two types of people who run for office: 1. Opportunists and 2. Public Servants. My mentor, Congressman Steve Cohen, taught me what a true public servant is, and I hope to carry on the precedent he has set. That is why I put my cell phone number on my website and many of my print materials. I am running to represent the residents of district 5, not myself. My opponent, as liaison to the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board, missed 15 straight meetings. He also failed to attend the one debate held in our race, which was hosted by the NAACP. In a 65% African American city, he refused to fill out the American Civil Liberties Union questionnaire.
Too often, my opponent has placed the interests of wealthy developers over the neighborhood associations and communities that have to co-exist with such developments. I have a plan for that too: http://MarekforMemphis.com/platform/
I plan to be YOUR public servant. I will represent all, not just part of the district.