Councilman Myron Lowery wants to be our next mayor. I say this in case one of my viewers is from Timbuktu. For the rest of us Lowery's mayoral ambition comes as no surprise. For some time Myron has made it very clear that he feels that he has what it takes to be the mayor of Memphis. I've known Myron for years and I've never made any bones about the fact that I respect, admire and consider him a good friend.
As a community organizer I spend a great deal of my time attending neighborhood meetings, block parties, and townhall gatherings. I can honestly state that I've never seen ANY city official more responsive, more engaged, or more accessible than Myron. It's not just that he does his job, it's that he really enjoys doing his job.
Since I'm running for County Commissioner I decided to hold back on any endorsements and instead try to provide some insight to some of our wishful candidates, but after five terms as City Councilman few could argue with the fact that Lowery has served this City with distinction and dedication. For the next 90-days the honorable mayor pro tempore will take the helm (that's if Herenton actually steps down) and I for one will feel very comfortable with that.