Herenton Re-elected As Mayor of Memphis
Willie W. Herenton, the former superintendent of the Memphis, Tenn., school district, easily won a second term as the mayor of the state's largest city in an election Oct. 5. (See Education Week, Sept. 27, 1995.)
Mr. Herenton, a Democrat, won with 74 percent of the vote. He beat a Republican candidate, who ran without his party's endorsement, and two independent candidates.
Mr. Herenton was narrowly elected mayor of Memphis four years ago after stepping down as schools chief. The 55-year-old mayor has earned a reputation in the city as a skilled handler of racial issues who has balanced the budget and worked with local business and development officials.