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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) -

It was a full house at the Shelby County Democratic Party meeting Thursday night. It may have been because the voters with the Party are excited about this year's pool of candidates.

Or maybe it was because there was a local celebrity.

MORE: Shelby County Vote

Judge Joe Brown attended the party's meeting. Wednesday on FOX13 News at 10 with Darrell Greene, Brown discussed his serious consideration to run for Shelby County District Attorney.

But Thursday's meeting was dedicated to the democratic Shelby County Mayoral candidates: former School Board Member Rev. Kenneth Whalum, Shelby County Commission Chair James Harvey and Shelby County Commissioners Deidre Malone and Steve Mulroy.  All said during their pitches at the meeting that they will win against Republican incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

"We're not capitalists; we're not about the big corporate dollar," said Bryan Carson, Shelby County Democratic Party Chair, "We care about the people who go to work every day. Just as Obama mentioned in his State of the Union address, we feel you shouldn't have a full time job and live in poverty so we want to curb the 27-percent poverty rate in Shelby County by electing leadership that cares about the people in this city."

No matter which party you are with though, you are encouraged to vote. The primary is May 6  and Shelby County General Election will be August 7. Make sure you are registered and your address is correct prior.

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