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City council issues 'no confidence' vote against Shelby County Administrator Holden

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A Memphis City Council committee is the latest to voice their disapproval of the job being done by Shelby County Administrator Richard Holden.

MORE: Shelby County Commission passes 'no confidence' vote for Holden

In a unanimous vote the members of the personnel and intergovernmental committee voted to recommend the passage of a resolution to issue a vote of ‘no confidence' in Holden's work.

This comes less than a month after the Shelby County Commission also voted a resolution of "no confidence" in Holden, and less than a week after U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (D-9th District) publicly expressed his doubts about Holden being kept on as administrator.

Councilman Myron Lowery said after the symbolic vote Tuesday morning, the vote should send a clear message to worried voters.

"The resolution passed unanimously today in the personnel committee and it will be considered in two weeks by the full council," Councilman Lowery said. "This vote of no confidence, I think, has to offer some type of hope to the public that we can have better run elections in our community."

Holden has come under fire numerous times during his tenure as election commission administrator for voting irregularities dating back to 2010.

With the passage of the resolution it will now go to the full council in two weeks.

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