Strickland wins second term as Memphis mayor

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —Jim Strickland won a second term as Memphis mayor.

Strickland, a former city council member, received with 62% of the vote to Willie Herenton’s 29%. Tami Sawyer had 7%.

“Thank you all for sticking around for Round 2,” he told his campaign team at a victory speech. “Memphis is better and stronger than where we found it four years ago.”

Herenton, former five-term mayor of Memphis, conceded and said he wished Strickland well. He also said it would be his last political race.

“This was the last political contest that you’ll see Willie Herenton in,” he said.

Tami Sawyer, the county commissioner also challenging Strickland, conceded the race a few minutes later.

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