Memphis candidate filing deadline set for July 18

Memphis, Tennessee, is holding nonpartisan general elections for mayor and all 13 seats on the city council on October 3. The filing deadline to run is July 18.
The same positions were last up for election in 2015. Mayor Jim Strickland won his first term that year in an open-seat race. He received 41% of the vote and defeated nine other candidates. In January, Strickland announced his intention to run for re-election to a second term. As of July 11, 18 candidates had been issued petitions to run for mayor, and six of those candidates had officially filed.
A total of 100 candidates had taken out petitions to run for city council as of July 11, including eight incumbents. Of those potential candidates, 28 had officially filed. In 2015, seven of the 13 city council incumbents ran for re-election, and they all won new terms.
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