Tami sawyer

Won Election!

Position Sought

Shelby County District 7, Tennessee



Date of Primary Election

August 2, 2018

Date of General Election

November 6, 2018

Shelby County District 7, Tennessee

Tami Sawyer is a community advocate who'll bring progressive change to Shelby County. She's the director of diversity and cultural competence for Teach for America - Memphis and serves as the political action chair for the NAACP Memphis branch, chair of governance for Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, and the leader of #TakeEmDown901, Memphians for Removal of Confederate Statues. As the public face of #TakeEmDown901, Tami led the grassroots effort to remove statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forest and President Jefferson Davis from two public parks in downtown Memphis. As the progressive candidate in the race, Tami is stepping up to be a powerful voice for the residents of Shelby County.

"She has been at the forefront of good things for so long. That woman works hard at fighting for people's rights, fairness, and truth. And does so while maintaining her integrity!" –Benjamin from Memphis

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