Update On Jerry Lawler For Memphis Mayor

Bill Behrens

Well Jerry Lawler is running gain for Mayor of Memphis, as previously reported.

I remember the first time he ran in 1999 getting 12% of the vote.  I was promoting in Georgia and in Nashville off & on with Bert Prentice and Bert was helping Lawler.  I recall picking up a bunch of Lawler for Mayor Lawn signs for him once.   When the election was over we had hundreds of those things, and I tried to get rid of them thinking folk would buy them.  I even had some for Lawler to sign when Lawler appeared in Conyors, GA for me, and I thnk we sold maybe two of them.  I used some to fill in a wall in a shed at my house, and threw away a bunch.  Who knew they’d have value nearly a decade later.

Oh well.

Anyway WREG-TV did a nice piece on it’s website with video at http://www.wreg.com/wreg-lawler-for-mayor,0,4993126.story

When asked if he is serious about being mayor:

"yes, I am very serious. I’m in this race to win, and I think I can win," Lawler says. "I’m all about bringing common sense to this city."

Lawler also addressed his and his sons’ legal issue:

 "Have I been to court? Yes, I’ve been to court. When you’re a public figure you become a target, that’s just the way it goes," he says.

 

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