After keeping an intentionally low profile since the 2015 Memphis mayoral election, AC Wharton told us he is excited to get involved in the community again. We talked to him at his office at The AC Wharton Group for this episode. Mayor Wharton spoke with his usual candor and warmth, discussing his inspiration for becoming a lawyer, some of the good things he's working on, and how he still has unmatched energy and optimism after decades of public service.
Mayor Wharton served as Shelby County's Chief Public Defender before going on to become Mayor of Memphis. Similarly, our last guest, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, also served as public defender before moving to city hall. Our interview with Mayor Wharton is the second in our two-part series featuring both mayors and highlighting their unique career path. Make sure you check out Mayor Dean's interview, as well.