Lee Harris, moments after learning of his victory, with his wife Alena, and daughter Claudia
In what can only be called a landslide Lee Harris defeated his opponent by more than 2:1. Mr. Harris exemplifies the quality of leadership Memphis needs to move forward. This will be important because District 7 not only takes in areas of Downtown and Mud Island it also covers some of the more challenged communities in North Memphis.
As a lifelong community organizer it is my hope, that Councilman-Elect Harris will divide his time equally throughout all of District 7; with what I have seen this will not be a problem for this determined young man.
The only negative was the less than one-percent turnout for this important race. Many voters have tuned out and turned off when it comes to politics. These are the people Mr. Harris must reach out to, "The 99%" who feel they have no voice.
There are many times I'm disappointed in things that happen in this City, but tonight Memphis could do no wrong!