From the Commercial Appeal:
For all the money and rhetoric being spent on more high-profile political battles, no race on the Aug. 5 ballot may have a more direct impact on Shelby County and its residents than one that in 2006 was decided by 1,307 votes.
That’s because voters in the race to represent District 5 on the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, a so-called “swing” district, will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the County Commission.
Stretching from East Memphis and the University of Memphis area into Hickory Hill, District 5 is currently represented by liberal Democrat Steve Mulroy. His victory over Jane Pierotti four years ago gave Shelby County Democrats a vital majority on the county’s powerful legislative body.
Democrats really need to be in it win this primary, not only in Shelby County but all over the state.