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Dr. Jeff Warren - Future901 Endorsed Candidate

Future901 is excited to announce our endorsement of Dr. Jeff Warren as he runs for City Council Super District 9-3.

Dr. Jeff Warren is a family doc who came to Memphis in 1989 to finish his medical training at the University of Tennessee.   Jeff was won-over by the friendly folks and smoky barbeque, but most of all he was impressed by the determination of a diverse population tackling big issues.  He and his wife, KC, a native Memphian, decided to make Memphis their home.  They have lived in the Evergreen neighborhood for the last 30 years, raising three sons, all public school grads, and adopting numerous dogs.  Jeff is currently a family physician with Primary Care Specialists, a part of Regional One Health.  He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UT- Memphis.  He graduated from Yale University, and from Duke Medical School.  Dr. Warren served as a commissioner on the Memphis City School board from 2005 – 2013. 

 “Our city’s problems stem from poverty and historic racism.  My prescription is a heavy dose of safe and thriving neighborhoods, job opportunities, and skills training.  I’m running for city council, because I want to continue to improve access to healthy options and opportunities for ALL Memphians.”  

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Mayor Strickland’s 3.0 plan is a good start. Economic development needs to continue and to spread into all of our neighborhoods.  For this dream to become reality, our city must be safe. We have to increase police funding and numbers, while also providing equitable education and employment opportunities.

 A safe neighborhood provides access to a healthy life.  I am a big supporter of our city parks, new bike lanes and green ways.  We need to make sure we have smooth roads, working street lights, functional sidewalks, and efficient public transportation.

 We have to recruit new businesses and support our current businesses.  My priority on the city council will be to increase our tax base, not our tax rate.  As we recruit new businesses and partnerships, we have to be smart.  We don’t want another Electrolux.  Communities that are economically thriving are healthier.

 Capitalizing on recent successes we should expand the youth summer job program to include more at-risk youth.  We have to foster strong partnerships between businesses and our trade and vocational schools, filling employment gaps and making sure that students who graduate will be gainfully employed.  We need to eliminate employment obstacles for those who have a record so that they can support themselves and their families.

Our healthcare industry and excellent higher education institutions are a pipeline of talent and potential Memphians.  A major priority of mine on the city council will be to support our hospitals and universities. 

In my experience serving in public office, on the school board, I was known as a thoughtful colleague who took my responsibilities seriously.  I want to bring this reasoned approach to service on our city council.  Our city has momentum and so much potential. When we get it right in Memphis, we will be a model for our country.”

Occupation:

Family Physician

Primary Care Specialists, part of Regional One Health

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UT-Memphis

 

Education:

B.A., Yale University

M.D., Duke Medical School 

Emergency Medicine Residency, Long Island Jewish

Family Medicine Residency, UT-Memphis

 

Service and Volunteer Activities:

Elder, Soup Kitchen Volunteer Coordinator, First Presbyterian Church

Memphis City School Board Commissioner

Memphis Medical Society Board

Evergreen Presbyterian Youth Soccer Coach

National Health Corps: Queens General Hospital ED, Rikers Island Clinic

 

 

 

Robert Donati