Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tonight began the campaign of the next Mayor of Shelby County
Full disclosure up front: I was on the host committee for this event, a fundraiser for County Commission Chair Deidre Malone, who is seeking the office of Shelby County Mayor.
She packed the Walnut Room at the Racquet Club, with supporters and well-wishers listening to Commissioner Malone list her numerous qualifications to succeed the term-limited AC Wharton as County Mayor. By the way, Mayor Wharton, a late arrival, was also on her host committee.
I have worked closely with Deidre since we served together in the late 90s on the SCDP ExecCom, and assisted her in planning a reorganization convention. I know first-hand her dedication to anything she works on, whether her family, her county, or her Party. She will not be out-worked, and she doesn't particularly care who gets the credit on a project, a CRITICAL quality for making things work in Shelby County.
Yes, I am eagerly supporting Deidre Malone for County Mayor, and over the months I hope to show you why I do, and hope that you will as well.