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City of Memphis Council District 9 Position 1

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Chase Carlisle Vice President at Avison Young

Biographical Information

Campaign Phone (901) 573-0641
Campaign Email chaseformemphis@gmail.com

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

I am a lifelong Memphian that is passionate about our City. For many years, I have been involved in trying to improve our City through various channels, such as serving on non-profit boards, volunteering for youth activities, investing in Memphis & its citizens through running small businesses. I am a senior member of the leadership group at Avison Young’s Memphis office where I am tasked with growing our local presence and focusing on consulting, advisory and capital markets. My wife Elizabeth and I, along with our three children; Miles, Tully, & Hall are active members at Independent Presbyterian Church. We are avid supporters of all things Memphis. I don’t believe in making empty promises, I would rather take action.

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

Crime and lack of investment back into our communities are top issues. Crime impacts our lives daily; nobody wants to live in fear. If we are going to begin to address crime, we need to increase our police force, utilize technology & data driven policing; however, in order make a positive gains on crime for generations to come, we must work to provide opportunity through economic development & reliable public transportation to access those opportunities. We must also support youth initiatives with focus on mentorship & internships to prepare the next generation to seize those opportunities. If we work toward these goals, we can make a meaningful impact.

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

I plan to involve citizens in the decision making process by being available and accessible to them, so I can hear the concerns and ideas of our community.

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Erika Sugarmon Educator

Biographical Information

Campaign Phone (901) 292-7968
Campaign Website http://www.erikasugarmon.com
Campaign Email SugarmonEDistrict9@gmail.com
Twitter @ErikaSugarmon

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

My academic credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Finance; Master of Public Administration; and a Master of Arts and Teaching. My professional background includes 4 years as a Loan Officer for Supreme Mortgage & Realty & Singleton Mortgage Company, 6 yrs Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk as Deputy Director of Finance, and 21 years to present MCS/SCS Educator.

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

Transportation: People are stuck in poverty. Fully fund MATA and seek grants to update current busses, increase the frequency, timeliness, and no of routes.

Jobs: People need living wages. Increasing the no of vocational & literacy programs throughout my district.

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

Town hall meetings, emails, visiting with community organizations, schools, associations and other stakeholders in my district so that I can hear their concerns and issues. Public service announcements to keep voters abreast of policies or ordinances that are being considered by the Council.