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New Path Supports Freda Williams for School Board

New Path is excited to announce its full support for Dr. Freda Williams, Memphis
School Board candidate, At-large Position 1.  Freda is an exceptional leader with
the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the work of the current board, and
contribute to the Memphis City School system's growth and advancement.

A life-long educator, Freda has always worked to put children first as a classroom
teacher for Memphis City Schools, and Nashville City Schools; as a University


Sharon Webb Elected District 6 School Board Commissioner

In a heated race to serve the constituents of District 6 on the Memphis City School Board, Dr. Sharon A. Webb was successful in unseating long time incumbent Carl Johnson in a run –off campaign that was decided yesterday. Webb received an impressive 54 per cent of the vote, while her opponent, who was leading the race in the general election, only received 46 per cent.


Betty Mallott Wins: A New Way For a New Day

November 7, 2006 was a joyous day for local political action committee New Path. Much of their excitement can be attributed to the victory of Memphis City School Board candidate Betty Mallott. Mallott succeeded in unseating incumbent of the District 2 school board position Deni Hirsh. In a heated race for the Memphis City School Board District 2 seat, New Path candidate Betty Mallott prevailed as the strongest of opponents Deni Hirsh and Arnold Weiner.


New Path Supports Betty Mallott for School Board

Betty Mallott is a candidate for Memphis City School Board, District 2. She has served as a board member for Volunteer Memphis, a mentor for the Connect Mentoring Program in Memphis City Schools and is a former PTO president for Ridgeway High School. Mrs. Mallott founded the Partnership for Advancement of Character Education (PACE) and is also responsible for the Healthy Choices initiative, now being taught in all Memphis city schools.


New Path Supports Martavius Jones for School Board

New Path is providing its full support to Martavius Jones, candidate for Memphis City School Board, District 4. Martavius currently serves as commissioner on the School Board and is running for re-election.


NP Supports LaRita Mitchell, Shelby County School Board, District 7

New Path is giving its full support to LaRita Mitchell for Shelby County School Board, District 7 in the August 3rd Elections. She is an impressive person and will be an exceptional addition to the Shelby County School Board. District 7 of the Shelby County School Board makes up the southeast area of the county. Mrs. Mitchell is already a valuable asset to District 7 as a community volunteer, PTA Board Member, and regular attendee of County School Board meetings. New Path believes Mrs.

New Path Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary

You are invited to join New Path in celebrating its 2 year anniversary on Friday, April 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Plaza Club in Downtown Memphis (175 Toyota Plaza).

This event will serve as celebration of the remarkable successes of the past two years, an opportunity to meet our new candidates, and a fundraiser for the continued efforts of the organization. A donation of $50 or more is requested.


New Path Announces Candidates for May 2006 Elections

Date: Monday, April 10, 2006
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: the historical Tom Lee Park--357 Riverside Dr.
(in front of the monument)

Amid a new political wave to restore ethics to state & local government, the non-partisan, political empowerment group New Path has conducted an extensive assessment of candidates seeking office in Shelby County for May Primaries. As the county embarks upon a new set of rules enforcing term limits leading to 7 new Shelby County Commissioners, New Path feels it is important to provide voters with access to sound political choices.


Path Less Traveled

On Tuesday, Nov 1st, the Memphis City Council bypassed a tremendous opportunity to take a new path in selecting the replacement for Janet Hooks in District 4 council seat. The Council had a chance to show that the wants and needs of the community were important in appointing a representative. Instead, through a questionable and clandestine process, it continued down a road that alienates its citizenry creating a wealth of apathy by substantiating the commonly held belief that our elected officials will do whatever they want with no accountability to or respect for their constituents.


Let council, school board take New Path

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