House Democratic leader Camper to run for Memphis mayor

Rep. Karen Camper (D-Memphis) speaks to reporters on Nov. 25, 2018, after her election as House minority leader. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

State House Democratic leader Karen Camper is joining the race to succeed term-limited Memphis Mayor Jim Stickland next year.

Camper joins a field that already includes Sheriff Floyd Bonner, school board member Michelle McKissack, County Commissioner Van Turner, and Downtown Memphis Commission CEO Paul Young.

Camper, an Army veteran, has served in the House since 2008. Since the mayoral election takes place next year, Camper wouldn’t have to give up her legislative seat to run.


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