Shelby County Democratic Party
Lee Harris for County Mayor
Lee Harris is a 5th generation Memphian. After graduating Overton High, Mr. Harris received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
Lee Harris has served the Memphis and Shelby County community as a Memphis City Councilman, a State Senator, and currently a full professor at the University of Memphis Law School, the first African-American to achieve the title.
Melvin Burgess for Shelby County Assessor
I’m seeking higher countywide office because I’ve been called to serve a higher purpose by the Citizens of Shelby County- elected twice and serving in the public sector for almost 30 years.
The Citizens of Shelby County are who I’ve always served, and who I’m calling upon to grant me the honor of continued service.
Our campaign hasn’t been recruited to run by special interests. We aren’t in this for self interest. We are in this for the best interest of the people.
Regina Morrison Newman for Trustee
Regina brings with her over 22 years of experience in public service, along with 24 years as an attorney and a lifetime of community service. Her experience in public administration and finance, law and particularly tax collection makes her perfectly suited to resume her role as Trustee.
Regina is committed to being a servant of the citizens and believes in treating all persons fairly and with respect, and working hard every day to exceed their expectations.
“I believe that the people in Shelby County expect their Trustee to safeguard the County's funds which are their tax dollars. I work for the taxpayers and government is about them, not me.”
Floyd Bonner Jr for Shelby County Sheriff
Floyd Bonner, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Memphis and Shelby County. As a second-generation law enforcement officer, Floyd Bonner followed the career path of his father who retired from the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
As a proud graduate of Hillcrest High School, Floyd Bonner obtained an Associate degree in Psychology from Jackson State Community College in Tennessee. Later, he completed his academic studies at the University of Memphis earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
Floyd Bonner’s law enforcement career began with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in 1980 as a Deputy Sheriff in the Jail Division. He rose through the ranks to become the Shelby County Sheriff Chief Deputy in 2015.
Temiika Gipson for Circuit Court Clerk
Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Democratic Nominee Temiika Gipson is a Memphis, TN native that exudes excellence. Employed by the Shelby Government for 25 years, Temiika is deeply rooted in our courts system. As a Court Operations Specialist, she leads an incredible team of committed professionals ceaselessly. Upon completion of the University of Tennessee’s CTAS Temiika will be a Certified Public Administrator for Shelby County.
Heidi Kuhn for Criminal Court Clerk
I have 17 plus years working for Shelby County Government with a focus on Criminal Justice, working with victims of crime, their families, offenders, Judges, and elected officials. All positions I’ve held have been leadership positions managing budgets, people and programs. I am a problem solver with a record of great success. I have serve on several boards and volunteer in the community. I received the “50 Women Who Make A Difference” and the “Top 40 Under 40” Awards. I have experience in Criminal Justice and a Commitment to Shelby County.
Janis Fullilove for Juvenile Court Clerk
Councilwoman Janis Fullilove was elected to the Memphis City Council in October 2007. In 2017, she served as the City Council’s first female Vice Chairperson. Ms. Fullilove graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School of Excellence, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Memphis State University and earned a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Memphis. She taught communications for 14 years at the University of Memphis.
Bill Morrison for Shelby County Probate Court Clerk
I was elected to the Memphis City Council in November 2007. I am an honor graduate of the University of Memphis with my bachelor's degree in Integrative Studies. I received my master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision Arkansas State University.
I believe in community involvement and lead by example with my active participation in the Raleigh Community Council, Rangeline CDC, Frayser Exchange Club and Lifeline to Success. I have been honored to have been elected Vice Chairman of the Memphis City Council in 2011 and elected the council chaiman in 2012. I also serve as the City Council liaison to the Memphis Zoo and Riverfront Development I look forward to continueing my work to ensure both these jewels of Memphis remain a premier tourist attraction in our great city.
Wanda Halbert for Shelby County Clerk
A graduate of Kirby High School, having attended State Technical Institute at Memphis, Bethel College, and the University of Memphis, former Councilwoman Wanda Halbert was the second African American woman in the history of the City of Memphis to be elected to a city-wide office.
She was elected to the Memphis City Council 2007 through 2015 after serving as a legislator on the Memphis Board of Education 2000 through 2007. As Commissioner, among many leadership and committee assignments, Halbert served as Memphis City Schools’ Board President and President of the Memphis Chapter of Parents for Public Schools (a chartered national organization).
Shelandra Ford for Register of Deeds
Shelandra Ford is currently the Principal Court Clerk for General Sessions Civil Court. Shelandra began her career with Shelby County Government in 1998 as a clerical Specialist A at the Health Department. Over the past two decades Ms. Ford has worked diligently in various departments in Shelby County Government. Shelandra was recently appointed by the county Board of Commissioners as a Unified Personnel Policy Committee Employee Representative. Ms. Ford is a proud graduate of Kingsbury High School and alumnus of Bethel University & Southwest TN Community College.