I was a first-time candidate for Memphis City Council, District 2 in 2011.
I am considering the possibility of running again in 2015.
I want to bring more diversity to the City Council and also bring a new, fresh approach to the city’s problems. Questions are being asked by the citizens that are not receiving answers (city budget, Memphis City Schools budget, Memphis Animal Services, the homeless, etc.).
The Mayor’s promise of openness and transparency needs to be kept and consistently fulfilled.
I support opportunities for citizens to be involved in their neighborhoods and communities and thus be more involved in the process of city government.
Contrary to what you may have heard in 2011 via a local radio ad, my campaign had NO financial backing whatsoever from any 'groups' and certainly not from any "special interest" groups. I had an endorsement from TEP and from the local Democratic Party, but the only contributions I received for my campaign were from individuals.
Sylvia's Campaign page on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/SylviaCoxforCityCouncil
Sylvia is on Twitter: @SylviaCox2011 (I am very new to Twitter and have not used it much, but I am working on it!)