In October we will go to the polls in a local election. One of the candidates, Kelly Price, stands out. He is challenging Council woman Barbara Swearengen Ware for the District 7 position. Ware, you may remember, has held that position for 17 years and was indicted last fall for bypassing vehicle inspection laws.
Price is an Army veteran, father, grandfather and an outstanding citizen. You can see for yourself tomorrow, June 22, at Cafe Eclectic. He will hold a Coffee with the Candidate event there from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Stop by, meet him and find out his vision for Memphis’ future.
A new candidate for Memphis City Council District 7 introduced himself at the Midtown Republican Club.
Kelly Price, an African American retired from a 21 year stint in the Army, will be challenging Barbara Swearengen Ware for the seat she has held for 16 years. She is currently under indictment on misconduct charges.
Mr. Price outlined his platform and detailed his love of Memphis and desire to move it forward.
“I have five children and two grandchildren and my wife and I do not want to see young people moving out of this great city,” he said.
Of his district, which includes Frayser, New Chicago, Douglass, downtown and other parts of North Memphis, Price wants to “get to know the people in the North Memphis area and have the police department back in the community. I want to bring training centers back to North Memphis to have training in green jobs, GED and job skill training.” On the economy, Price wants to “start to develop entrepreneurship with start up businesses…I want to energize the community to get involved in cleaning up, securing and creating a community for success.”
Mr. Price was an impressive speaker and will make a great Republican candidate.
You can read more about him at kellypricedistrict7.com, follow him on twitter at kpricedistrict7 and on facebook.