MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “I am not going to intentionally do anything,” Henri Brooks said, “But I do not feel that my seat has been vacated based on any issue of fact.”
Her fellow commissioners disagree.
Wednesday, they voted her out for not living in her district, and started accepting applications for her replacement.
Commissioner Thomas said, “The right thing to do morally, ethically, would be for commissioner Brooks to either show everyone where she lives if she’s got nothing to hide or step down. Be the leader she professes to be.”
Term limits already stopped her from running again, but she’s on the August ballot running for juvenile court clerk.
Election commission chairman Robert Meyer told WREG ballots are already out, and there’s not much the commission can do.
“We don’t have any legislative authority we don’t have any investigative authority we don’t have any prosecutorial authority so all we do is administer the elections.”
Meyer says all you need to run is an address in Shelby county. But if she signed this petition to run knowing she used the wrong address, that’s a felony.
The election commission will likely ask someone at the District Attorneys office to look into it.
Meyer added, “It would probably be the prudent thing to do to at least make the referral again it will be up to the attorney general as to whether or not this is something worth following.”