Mayor A C Wharton, Jr.
Councilman Harold Collins
Councilman Joe Brown
Former Councilman Edmund Ford, Sr.
State Rep. Johnnie Turner
State Rep. GA Hardaway
State Rep. Larry Miller
State Rep. Joe Towns
Former Senator Beverly Marrero
Sen. Reginald Tate
Former County Trustee Regina Newman
Commission Chairman James Harvey
Commissioner Melvin Burgess
Commission Sidney Chism
Commissioner Henri Brooks
Former Commissioner J.W. Gibson
Former Commissioner Julian Boltom
SDP Sec. Rose Ann Bradley
Former SCS Commissioner Tomeka Hart
Former SCS Commissioner Sara Lewis
Former SCS Commissioner Dr. Freda Williams
Greater Memphis Democratic Club and the Shelby County Democratic Club.
“This is about rallying people to vote during this democratic process for the one candidate who can win against the Republican incumbent, Deidre Malone.” said Hardaway in the press release.
Malone said, in part: “I am overwhelmed by the continuing outpouring of support across this County. People want change in their schools, communities, businesses and in their healthcare. They want someone who will advance their issues on the Hill and bring back results."
UPDATE: Mayor A C Wharton was not in attendance at the Thrusday afternoon endorsement ceremony for Deidre Malone (see picture below), but Wharton later released this statement to the media.:
It is my proud honor to endorse Deidre Malone for the office of Shelby County Mayor in this election. She has a proven track record of leadership in our community, and she has worked tirelessly both on the front lines and behind the scenes to address the needs of our citizens. Having served as Shelby County Mayor for seven years, I can tell you that it is always a plus to have someone who has served as Chair of the Shelby County Commission and Chair of the Budget Committee, because working with the Commission is a key component in advancing the important issues towards a solution on a local, state and national level. Deidre Malone has served in these capacities and she understands and will do what it takes to strengthen Shelby County.