The Shelby County Board of Commissioners and county mayor are responsible for most school funding in Memphis. So, Chalkbeat sent a survey to candidates to hear their thoughts on what that should look like.
Below, you can sort through each district race and see candidates’ answers. First up are candidates for the county commission, and you can find responses from mayoral candidates below. The election is Thursday, Aug. 2 with early voting starting Friday, July 13.
To read survey responses from candidates for the Shelby County Schools board, go here.
Note: Mayoral candidate David Lenoir did not respond to the survey questions. The following county commission candidates also did not respond to the survey questions:
District 1: Amber Mills
District 3: Mick Wright and Monica Timmerman
District 5: Richard Morton
District 6: Willie Brooks
District 8: Mickell Lowery
District 9: Edmund Ford Jr.
District 10: Reginald Milton and Vontyna Durham
District 13: George Monger
We have included some general information about each of those candidates where possible.