UPDATE: 9:50 p.m.: Paul Young has declared victory as the next Mayor of Memphis.
More than 85,000 people cast votes in this election for Memphis Mayor and City Council. Voter turnout was more than 22%.
UPDATE: 9:45 p.m.: Former mayor Willie Herenton has conceded the mayor’s race to Paul Young.
“I want to wish Paul Young the best of success,” Herenton said. “It’s a privilege to call him Mister Mayor.
UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: Sheriff Floyd Bonner has conceded the mayor’s race to Paul Young. With 39% of precincts reporting, Bonner was in second place to Young.
“I have called Mr. Young and conceded and told him congratulations. You know, all of us want the best for Memphis,” Bonner said.
Young says he is waiting for results to come in.