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CLERB Needs Respect, Support from MPD

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From The Commercial Appeal   May 23, 2018 by John Marek, guest columnist In a recently published letter to the editor, the author wondered whether the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) includes anyone with a law enforcement background. Actually, Dwan Gilliom, a CLERB board member, is a former Memphis police officer. He voted with […]

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Making the Case for Instant Runoff Voting

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From The Memphis Flyer   November 30, 2017 By John Marek, guest columnist In 2008, 71 percent of Memphis voters agreed by referendum to rid ourselves of expensive low-turnout runoff elections through instant runoff voting (IRV). If implemented, this would save taxpayers $250,000 a year, and it would end run-off elections with as much as […]

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Voting Errors Reported

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Sun, Campaign Manager, Marek for Memphis (901)614-9213 (o) Voting Errors Reported MEMPHIS, TN, September 21st, 2015: During the first weekend of early voting, the Marek for Memphis campaign received a phone call from Ron Stocking. He stated that he and his wife had attempted to vote early, but their ballots […]

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Marek Pushes For Cameras on Memphis Police Officers

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From The Daily News   The newly-elected chairman of a subcommittee of the recently reconstituted Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board plans to propose that the board recommend the city of Memphis outfit all on-duty Memphis police officers with cameras. John Marek said in a Facebook post Saturday, Aug. 16, he will urge the Memphis City […]