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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. 

Oct
18
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

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. 

Sep
4
2023
PRESS RELEASE

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.

Jul
11
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Memphis mayoral candidate Paul Young talks policing, public safety after Tyre Nichols

The next mayor of Memphis is likely to determine the future of policing in the city, including who serves as the police chief and what policies are implemented.

May
2
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Paul Young has most money in Memphis mayoral campaign coffers

The DMC president raised $347,482 since September compared to the $311,719 raised by Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner and $300,000 by businessman and philanthropist J.W. Gibson. 

Feb
1
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Memphis mayoral candidates to discuss crime at meet and greet in Whitehaven Saturday

Multiple candidates from the packed field of people vying to be the next Memphis mayor will be in Whitehaven at the Southland Mall Saturday afternoon to speak with residents about crime and public safety.

Jun
2
2023

NEWSLETTER: 30 Points for a Stronger MEMPHIS

1 of 30: Leadership

Public safety and justice are at the core of every aspect of my platform. I am a citizen, just like you. I am also a parent and a husband, and I feel the same feelings you do when I pull into the gas station or drop my kids at school. I know that crime is the product of the trauma, economic disparity and broken families. These issues have been gripping Memphis for years. Crime is what we see; but the roots go much deeper.

Mar
13
2023

NEWSLETTER: 30 Points for a Stronger MEMPHIS

2 of 30: Leadership Means Learning from Others

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Omaha, Nebraska, where a network of nonprofits, neighborhood associations, churches, and local law enforcement have come together over the past 15 years to reduce crime – especially gun violence. According to an ABC News article, gun violence in Omaha was cut in half using this collaborative approach.

Mar
20
2023

NEWSLETTER: 30 Points for a Stronger MEMPHIS

3 of 30: Engaging Our Youth

Memphis is a great city with amazing assets and amenities. However, many in our community - particularly our young people - have no clue that these amenities exist. I firmly believe that exposing our youth to the assets of our City will result in more pride and a higher likelihood of them staying in Memphis and becoming involved and active residents as adults. Simply stated: An engaged and mobilized youth is a critical ingredient to creating a stronger future for Memphis.

Mar
27
2023

NEWSLETTER: 30 Points for a Stronger MEMPHIS

4 of 30: Responding to Crisis by Connecting Community

As President and CEO of the Downtown Memphis Commission, I have a front-row seat to the lingering impact of COVID-19 and the residual economic and social impact on our city. I work to combat the negative consequences every day.

Apr
3
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

5 of 30: Family Matters

Today, I am thinking about family and what that means to each of us - biological family or family of choice, nuclear family or extended family. Because at the core of all the proposed policies, protocols, and best practices that make up my platform, there are people and families. When contemplating the future of our city, I am focused on who will be impacted and empowered by our choices. I am focused on helping to create the path UP and not OUT because I believe in Memphis.

Apr
10
2023

NEWSLETTER: 30 Points for a Stronger MEMPHIS

6 of 30: The Impact of Crime on our Community

Next week is National Crime Victims Rights Week. And for Memphis, the remembering feels different this year, as the national spotlight has found Memphis too many times over the past twelve months. This year, as in prior years, there will be gatherings in honor and remembrance of those who have been impacted by crime, including violent crime. The crime stats may feel more personal this year because we all have grieved together too many times.

Apr
17
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

7 of 30: Ready for the Job!

I am ready. Professionally, I have been preparing for the role of Memphis Mayor for my entire career. And my resolve, temperament, and moral compass were formed from a life of service in the church and the community I grew up in. There are many skills required in the top levels of business and government. I believe financial management is one of the most critical components of leading any organization.

Apr
24
2023

NEWSLETTER: 30 Points for a Stronger MEMPHIS

8 of 30: Showing Up for Memphis!

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to participate in the Commit to Memphis Mayoral candidate forum at Mosaic Church in Midtown. This was the second candidate forum this week. And, similarly to the debate on Monday, most of the candidates joined me for the discussion - four others on Monday and five others on Saturday - while a few prominent names in the field didn’t show up to share their views, again.

May
1
2023

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