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Posted July 12, 2012

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Non-Partisan Memphis Group Releases Its Candidates Ratings as Voters Prepare to Go to the Polls on August 2

Memphis, TN – The Coalition for a Better Memphis has released its ratings of the candidates running for Shelby County School Board. Early voting begins Friday, July 13. The election will be held on August 2. Shelby County voters wishing to learn more about the candidates and their platforms can visit the CBM website at www.bettermemphis.org  to read the candidates answers to the Coalitions questions.

The Coalition Members interviewed the candidates and rated them based on the information they submitted in written format along with the actual live interview.

“The voters need to be prepared to make educated choices, especially as our school districts merge and move forward,” said Peggy Callahan, executive director of CBM. “The school board plays an important role in the quality of life in our community, so it is important to vote for candidates with solid ideas and experience.”

“We appreciate and are encouraged by the candidates who participated in our evaluation process,” said Callahan.

The Coalition is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization composed of a diverse group of Shelby County individuals, businesses and organizations focused on enhancing the quality of life for residents of Memphis and Shelby County. The CBM receives no money from any candidate or political organization. The group’s primary mission is to give voters non-partisan, unfiltered information they can use when deciding whom to vote for. CBM’s ratings of the candidates are not an endorsement. The organization’s leader says they should be used as a guide to help educate voters.


Travelers, for more information on The Coalition for a Better Memphis, visit www.bettermemphis.org






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