2018 County Commission Candidates

District 1

  J. Racquel Collins    Facebook   A military child, Racquel Collins was born in the Philippines and raised in d’Iberville, MS. To follow in her father’s footsteps, she also joined the Air Force, where she trained fighter pilots in electronic warfare. Passionate about pediatric cancer research since childhood, Racquel returned to college after completing her service in 1996 and earned her BS in Medical Technology from Radford University in 2001 and her PhD in Cancer and Radiation Biology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2008.  --Read More-- 

J. Racquel Collins

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A military child, Racquel Collins was born in the Philippines and raised in d’Iberville, MS. To follow in her father’s footsteps, she also joined the Air Force, where she trained fighter pilots in electronic warfare. Passionate about pediatric cancer research since childhood, Racquel returned to college after completing her service in 1996 and earned her BS in Medical Technology from Radford University in 2001 and her PhD in Cancer and Radiation Biology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2008.
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District 2

  Tom Carpenter    Facebook   Your representative on the Shelby County Commission should be someone that is deeply committed to your community through civic engagement, outreach, service, and public affairs without any possible conflicts of personal business interests. As your candidate for the District 2 seat, I have a proven track record of community service and civic engagement.   --Read More--

Tom Carpenter

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Your representative on the Shelby County Commission should be someone that is deeply committed to your community through civic engagement, outreach, service, and public affairs without any possible conflicts of personal business interests. As your candidate for the District 2 seat, I have a proven track record of community service and civic engagement. 
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District 3

  Monica Timmerman    Website   Facebook   As a long-time resident of Bartlett, Monica Timmerman has a vested interest in this community. Her children have and will continue to attend Bartlett City Schools. Monica is an attorney and bases her law practice in Bartlett. She attended The University of Memphis for both her undergraduate studies and law school. She is a skilled negotiator and is in a unique position to not only understand the needs of the community, but to address those needs.    --Read More--

Monica Timmerman

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As a long-time resident of Bartlett, Monica Timmerman has a vested interest in this community. Her children have and will continue to attend Bartlett City Schools. Monica is an attorney and bases her law practice in Bartlett. She attended The University of Memphis for both her undergraduate studies and law school. She is a skilled negotiator and is in a unique position to not only understand the needs of the community, but to address those needs.  
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District 4

  Kevin Haley    Website   Facebook   Twitter   Kevin Haley is a Germantown resident who has been happily married for over 10 years and is a proud parent of a child in the GMSD. He owns a small business in which he works as a movie trailer editor for documentaries and often for PBS.   Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he was exposed to politics at a very early age and has been politically active since his teenage years.  --Read More--

Kevin Haley

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Kevin Haley is a Germantown resident who has been happily married for over 10 years and is a proud parent of a child in the GMSD. He owns a small business in which he works as a movie trailer editor for documentaries and often for PBS. 

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he was exposed to politics at a very early age and has been politically active since his teenage years.
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District 5

  Michael Whaley    Website   Facebook      Michael Whaley is the founding Director of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) in Memphis where he works with current and former teachers to build their civic engagement and leadership. Prior to joining LEE, Michael served as the Founder and Executive Director of Memphis College Prep, a kindergarten through fifth grade public elementary school.    --Read More--

Michael Whaley

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Michael Whaley is the founding Director of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) in Memphis where he works with current and former teachers to build their civic engagement and leadership. Prior to joining LEE, Michael served as the Founder and Executive Director of Memphis College Prep, a kindergarten through fifth grade public elementary school. 

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District 6

  Willie F. Brooks Jr.    Facebook   Commissioner Willie F. Brooks, Jr. was elected to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners August 7, 2014 to represent the newly formed District 6 which includes Frayser, Raleigh, and parts of North Memphis. He is a Human Resources Program Management Advisor and administers corporate compensation programs for U.S. Operations at FedEx. In 2002, Commissioner Brooks received FedEx Five Star Award, which is the most prestigious award FedEx Express bestows amongst its employees   --Read More--

Willie F. Brooks Jr.

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Commissioner Willie F. Brooks, Jr. was elected to the Shelby County Board of Commissioners August 7, 2014 to represent the newly formed District 6 which includes Frayser, Raleigh, and parts of North Memphis. He is a Human Resources Program Management Advisor and administers corporate compensation programs for U.S. Operations at FedEx. In 2002, Commissioner Brooks received FedEx Five Star Award, which is the most prestigious award FedEx Express bestows amongst its employees

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District 7

  Tami Sawyer    Website   Facebook   Twitter   As a resident of District 7, I know its opportunities and its needs. I am ready to be the bold and courageous leader that is required to further the work towards equity in our community. Ida B. Wells stated that “the way to right wrongs is to turn the truth of light upon them.” I will be a light for District 7 and all of Shelby County continuing to illuminate the truth about the inequities that are faced by people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and our children.    --Read More--

Tami Sawyer

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As a resident of District 7, I know its opportunities and its needs. I am ready to be the bold and courageous leader that is required to further the work towards equity in our community. Ida B. Wells stated that “the way to right wrongs is to turn the truth of light upon them.” I will be a light for District 7 and all of Shelby County continuing to illuminate the truth about the inequities that are faced by people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and our children. 

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District 8

  Mickell M. Lowery    Website   Facebook   Twitter   Mickell is a District Sales Manager with FedEx and a leader in his organization. He has received many awards, including the FedEx Five Star Award which is awarded each year to the top two percent of employees as well as the FedEx Sales Ambassadors Award given to the top 10% of Sales leaders the corporation. Mickell has been with FedEx for 17 years and has held positions in Global Product Marketing, IT Strategy Management, and US Sales. In addition to his professional life, Mickell is a strong supporter of our community.  --Read More--

Mickell M. Lowery

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Mickell is a District Sales Manager with FedEx and a leader in his organization. He has received many awards, including the FedEx Five Star Award which is awarded each year to the top two percent of employees as well as the FedEx Sales Ambassadors Award given to the top 10% of Sales leaders the corporation. Mickell has been with FedEx for 17 years and has held positions in Global Product Marketing, IT Strategy Management, and US Sales. In addition to his professional life, Mickell is a strong supporter of our community.  --Read More--

District 9

  Edmond Ford Jr   Ford graduated from Central High School, where he is currently a mathematics professor, in 1996. He went on to earn five more degrees: -Ed.D. in higher education administration and supervision, Tennessee State University -Ed.S. in administration and supervision, Tennessee State University -M.S. in leadership and policy studies, Vanderbilt University -M.S. in mathematical sciences, Tennessee State University -B.S. in mathematics, Tennessee State University[2] Ford also holds certificates in local government leadership (2009, University of Tennessee) and executive leadership (2013, Cornell University).

Edmond Ford Jr

Ford graduated from Central High School, where he is currently a mathematics professor, in 1996. He went on to earn five more degrees:
-Ed.D. in higher education administration and supervision, Tennessee State University
-Ed.S. in administration and supervision, Tennessee State University
-M.S. in leadership and policy studies, Vanderbilt University
-M.S. in mathematical sciences, Tennessee State University
-B.S. in mathematics, Tennessee State University[2]
Ford also holds certificates in local government leadership (2009, University of Tennessee) and executive leadership (2013, Cornell University).

 

District 10

  Reginald Milton    Facebook   Commissioner Milton is a lifelong Memphian and holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Memphis with a concentration in Management. He also graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. With a career in social service spanning over 20 years, Commissioner Milton has worked for Memphis Planned Parenthood as the Director of Education and Training, City of Memphis as Neighborhood Specialist and for the past 15 years he has been the Executive Director of the South Memphis Alliance which serve children in foster care and families in need.   --Read More--

Reginald Milton

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Commissioner Milton is a lifelong Memphian and holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Memphis with a concentration in Management. He also graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. With a career in social service spanning over 20 years, Commissioner Milton has worked for Memphis Planned Parenthood as the Director of Education and Training, City of Memphis as Neighborhood Specialist and for the past 15 years he has been the Executive Director of the South Memphis Alliance which serve children in foster care and families in need.

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District 11

  Eddie Jones    Facebook   Commissioner Jones is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a proud graduate of Hamilton High School. He attended Shelby State Community College, Criminal Justice major, Tusculum College, and Business major. Commissioner Jones works as a City of Memphis, Code Enforcement Supervisor, and is a former police officer with the Memphis Police Department where he also served as a Tact Unit officer. Commissioner Jones has been a dedicated employee of the City of Memphis for over 20-years. He is a recent graduate of the 2013 City of Memphis Emerging Leaders Institute Certification.    --Read More--

Eddie Jones

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Commissioner Jones is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a proud graduate of Hamilton High School. He attended Shelby State Community College, Criminal Justice major, Tusculum College, and Business major. Commissioner Jones works as a City of Memphis, Code Enforcement Supervisor, and is a former police officer with the Memphis Police Department where he also served as a Tact Unit officer. Commissioner Jones has been a dedicated employee of the City of Memphis for over 20-years. He is a recent graduate of the 2013 City of Memphis Emerging Leaders Institute Certification. 

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District 12

  Van Turner   Commissioner Turner is a partner in the law firm of Hagler, Bruce & Turner, pllc (“HBT”). His law practice is concentrated in the areas of business litigation, business transactions, government relations, municipal law, and estate planning. Before joining HBT, Mr. Turner was counsel at Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Cannada & Stevens, PLLC. Prior to that, Mr. Turner served as Associate General Counsel for the Board of Education of the Memphis City Schools and as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Samuel Hardy Mays, Jr., federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.   --Read More--

Van Turner

Commissioner Turner is a partner in the law firm of Hagler, Bruce & Turner, pllc (“HBT”). His law practice is concentrated in the areas of business litigation, business transactions, government relations, municipal law, and estate planning. Before joining HBT, Mr. Turner was counsel at Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Cannada & Stevens, PLLC. Prior to that, Mr. Turner served as Associate General Counsel for the Board of Education of the Memphis City Schools and as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Samuel Hardy Mays, Jr., federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

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District 13

  George Monger    Facebook   Website   Service, vision, and tireless effort aren’t just preferable attributes in a candidate, they’re the prerequisite and in just 28 years, George C. Monger III has packed more into a career than most. Following his passions for the music industry and community leadership, his career has included starting his own record label, running for political office and managing an internationally touring artist. George’s interest in the music industry began at a young age. Inspired by his upbringing George saw a way to blend two interests of music and business by focusing on business-related roles in the music industry.    --Read More--

George Monger

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Service, vision, and tireless effort aren’t just preferable attributes in a candidate, they’re the prerequisite and in just 28 years, George C. Monger III has packed more into a career than most. Following his passions for the music industry and community leadership, his career has included starting his own record label, running for political office and managing an internationally touring artist. George’s interest in the music industry began at a young age. Inspired by his upbringing George saw a way to blend two interests of music and business by focusing on business-related roles in the music industry. 

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