Wednesday, January 23, 2008

John Lunt circulating Charter Petition for Shelby Cnty

John Lunt has petitioned successfully before in Memphis for a charter amendment and he is a great example of a citizen willing to ACT. Congrats and best of luck to John.


John Lunt, a financial consultant and organizer of the grassroots group Concerned Citizens of Shelby County, said he's concerned with changes to the county's charter that could turn the offices of sheriff, trustee, register, assessor and county clerk into appointed jobs.

He's launched a petition to let voters choose whether to keep the five officers exactly as they are: Elected officials whose duties are spelled out in the state Constitution.

"I believe in freedom, and I certainly don't believe in anyone taking away my freedom to vote for those five officers," Lunt said.