Willie Herenton picks up petition to run for Memphis mayor -- again
Less than two weeks after retiring as Memphis mayor, Herenton walked into the offices of the Shelby County Election Commission this morning and picked up a petition to run for the office again, election commission officials have just confirmed.
A special election is set for Oct. 15 for the mayoral vacancy created by Herenton's retirement July 30.
“I think it’s shocking for everyone to know that we’re about to spend a million dollars on a special election to replace a man who intends to run in that special election,” said Bill Giannini, chairman of the Shelby County Election Commission.
Words fail me.