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City of Memphis Council District 9 Position 3

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Charley Burch Realtor, TSA Officer, Producer

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Campaign Phone (901) 335-3152
Campaign Website http://www.voteburch.com
Campaign Email info@voteburch.com
Twitter @voteburch

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

Public Service: 4 1/2 Year Term on Memphis Alcohol Commission and Secretary of That Board 7 1/2 Year Term on Memphis Music Commission and Vice Chairman of That Board 2 year Term Grammy Board of Governors Worked in Staff and Volunteer capacity on numerous campaigns Registered Democrat and active in The Party consistently since 1986 TN Democratic Party fellow AFGE Union Member Sierra Club Member Personal campaigns for public office: 2 State House and 3 City Council seats

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

Transparency of Government with it's Citizens: Redirect questions at City Council meeting so citizens get more than a 2 minute statement

Pensions and Health Care for City employees and First Responders: Re-instate benefits that City Employees had since the late 70's

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

Educate them on the process of municipal government, respond and advise how to amplify their voices and needs.

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Cody Fletcher University District Development Officer, The University of Memphis

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Campaign Phone (901) 308-7696
Campaign Email fletcherformemphis@gmail.com
Twitter @fletcher4mem

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

As an economic development professional and community servant, I have the critical skills necessary to be an effective City Council person. I serve as Vice President of the East Buntyn Historic District Neighborhood Association, City of Memphis Youth Guidance Commission, Leadership Memphis, and I received the HARC Angel Community Service Award in 2018. I manage a development corporation and work daily to improve the eight neighborhoods surrounding the main campus of The University of Memphis. In this role, I work with a diverse set of community stakeholders to grow our economy and eliminate blight and litter. I love Memphis and look forward to working hard on the City Council.

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

The two most serious issues in Memphis are crime and growing our economy. Crime, especially violent crime, is entirely too common. We must continue to build up the Memphis Police Department by hiring more officers and giving them the tools and technology they require to do the job. Having the proper level of police staff (2,400) will allow officers to conduct more community policing, getting to know the people they serve. Crime affects Memphis in so many ways, including holding back our economy. We must get serious about recruiting high-paying jobs to our city so that our citizens can escape poverty. As an economic development professional, I work each day to grow our economy, recruit businesses and jobs, and eliminate blight.

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

From serving on my neighborhood association, to running a development corporation, I communicate each day with community stakeholders and citizens. I am a team player and believe communication is key. While making any decision, I will consult the neighbors and citizens who will be affected. I am always accessible and will encourage citizens to call, text, or e-mail me directly. My cell number is 901-308-7696 and my e-mail address is fletcherformemphis@gmail.com.

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Tyrone Romeo Franklin

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

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

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

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Jeffery Steven Warren Physician

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Campaign Phone (901) 496-3239
Campaign Email votejeffwarren@gmail.com
Twitter @jeffwarren1

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

Dr. Jeff Warren is running for the Memphis City Council to make a difference in the community he loves. He’s been making a difference in Memphis his whole life.

He is a physician who has been caring for the people of Memphis for more than 26 years. He began his career delivering babies and today still makes rounds at hospitals and local nursing homes.

Jeff was elected and served two term on the Memphis City School Board and the Community Pre-K Advisory Council. He is an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church and a soccer coach at Evergreen Presbyterian Church since 1998.

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

Dr. Warren will help the Mayor and our Police Department reduce the rate of violent crime and murders to allow for business growth. He will build on his record on the school board of supporting children in achieving success in school and being prepared for good jobs and create neighborhoods where people can live healthy and successful lives. Every neighborhood needs a viable park with park programs for our youth and our elderly to allow the mixing of our age groups and formation of true community. There are numerous neighborhood efforts already in place to enhance neighborhood stability and quality of life. As a Council member, Dr. Warren will support these efforts.

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

Dr. Jeff Warren will work to bring communities together and strengthen neighborhoods, along with this will come an investment in local issues important to these communities. Listening to the people of every community is very important to our campaign and will be integral to Dr. Warren's efforts on the council. We believe that we will see more participation and higher rates of involvement due to the progress being made in Memphis and Dr. Warren's efforts.