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City of Memphis Council District 8 Position 2

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Marinda Alexandria-Williams

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Cheyenne Johnson

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Frank W. Johnson College Admissions

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Campaign Email frankjohnsonforcitycouncil@gmail.com

1. What qualifications and experience do you bring to this office?

I will bring my years as a classroom teacher and my political experience with Shelby County Democractic Party. I was on the Executive Committee and primary boards. I also bring a unique perspective of how history relates to our current state. I am something of a history buff and I see how past actions/decsions created the Memphis that we live in today. I have studies economic policy and how it relates to our communities here in Memphis

2. What do you see as the top two issues facing this office and how do you plan to address these issues?

Poverty is the biggest issue in Memphis. This one issues plays into almost every asepct of Memphis life. WE have communities that have histories of lead poisioning and contaimination. The communities victimized by this were thriving but have been pushed into poverty and so the issues of contamination and lead have become layered and people suffering with problems from this are not getting the help they need and they were labelled as problems in school and are now incarcerated.

3. How do you plan to involve citizens in the decision making process of this office?

I want to create strong neighborhood associations. These associations need to be built by people from those communities and not by people from outside who are secretly working for develpers. Each communitiy should be able to function as an indvidual city with available reasources. Once upon a time, we had this set up in our communities. We had our own schools, grocery stores, bars and what not. We did not have to leave our indivdual communities for basic needs. This will give power back to the communities and not make them prisioners in their own communities.

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Craig Littles

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Brian L. Saulsberry Real Estate Broker

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Campaign Phone (901) 864-2515
Campaign Email dsgcommodities@outlook.com

1. What qualifications and experience do you bring to this office?

For starters, I'm a native Memphian and veteran of United States Air Force. Therefore, I truly understand the issues that plague our city. Educationally, I hold a BA in Finance from Howard University and a certification in Management from Harvard University Business School. Furthermore, I have accomplished three semesters toward my masters from Georgetown University in Technology Management to date.

Career wise, I have over 20 years in budget management and analysis, real estate development, state tax credit experience as well as urban development. Also, I founded Memphis Youth Tennis, a program dedicated to assist young girls and boys with the development of tennis skills and knowledge. We will be adding other programs to the foundation to assist youth in career development and ethical training...

Lastly, I hold the necessary skills and experience to serve my constituents in Super District 8 - 2 with the very best representation one could offer as Councilperson.

2. What do you see as the top two issues facing this office and how do you plan to address these issues?

The top two issues facing the City of Memphis are Youth Crime & establishing a better Livable Wage for its' citizens. Our plan is to combat youth crime with more expanded mentorships, summer jobs, after school programs as well as push that more city funds are allocated into such programs. Secondly, I support a PILOT program that will encourage stronger livable wages with a minimum $15.00 an hour. It is simply immoral to have citizens working an 8 hour shift, but not left with the necessary funds to support their families.

3. How do you plan to involve citizens in the decision making process of this office?

My mission is to remain transparent and accountable. Therefore, I will seek to hold quarterly town hall meetings with citizens to gage progress, concerns and problems throughout my term.