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Meet Paul

Paul Young is a lifelong Memphian and a Democrat who is deeply committed to improving the lives of others. He grew up as one of the four children of Bishop William and Pastor Dianne Young from the Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church.

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Paul Young Announces Transition Team Co-Chairs with City-Wide Community Representation and Emphasis

With 75 days to go until he is sworn into office, Mayor-elect Paul Young has assembled a transition team that includes among its co-chairs and team members the former president of the University of Memphis, the former Chief People Officer for FedEx, multiple founders of non-profit organizations, private sector business owners, and community advocates. The team includes dozens of members and 25 sub-committee co-chairs representing Young's five pillars and other key focus areas. 


In bid for mayor, Paul Young is out to change the city’s reality

No new mayor in Memphis history, he said, would be as prepared for the mayor’s office as he is now. 

That assertion shows Young’s considerable confidence and ambition. He believes he is going to win the first political race he’s ever run. The early returns — polling and fundraising — reveal that his audacity is not misplaced hope. He’s near the top of recent polls and leads the field in fundraising. 


Paul Young exceeds $760k raised, more individual contributions than every other candidate combined

MEMPHIS, TN – Today, the Paul Young for Mayor campaign released its second quarter fundraising figures, showcasing overwhelming grassroots support for Young's mayoral bid. The campaign has raised $760,678.31 since Young announced his candidacy, including $254,656.15 in the second quarter alone. Young’s campaign reported $597,468.62 in cash on hand.


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