No Ordinary Joe!: Ford Elected Interim County Mayor as Votes Change Sides
November 17, 2009 at 11:07PM
Criminal Court Judge Otis Higgs, who in past decades several times sought the office of city mayor, made the kind of lighthearted, warm-hearted, and stout-hearted speech that his friends from several decades of public life would have expected of him; yet when it was all over the unquestionably deserving public servant, ready to serve as a temporary county mayor during what he plans to be his retirement year, once again failed to get the bride, the bridesmaid, or the rice thrown at the wedding. No rice and no dice either for John Vergos, the former Memphis city councilman who sat hopefully in the county building auditorium last week and did so again Tuesday.