Brent Taylor announced today that he’s received the endorsement of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. Taylor is a candidate for the District 31 seat in the Tennessee Senate.

“Brent Taylor has my support in his campaign for the State Senate,” said Mayor Strickland. “Brent has been a leader in our community since his days on the City Council. He’s been a successful small business owner for two decades. I’m endorsing Brent because he will be a strong voice and leader for Memphis in the Senate from day one,” Strickland remarked.

“I’m grateful for Mayor Strickland’s support,” Taylor said. “Jim is a dedicated public servant who has Memphis moving in the right direction. I look forward to working with the mayor to strengthen public safety and grow our economy in Memphis and Shelby County,” stated Taylor.

Taylor has recently been endorsed by the following:

• U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn
• U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty
• Senator Paul Rose
• Representative Ron Gant
• Representative John Gillespie
• Representative Tom Leatherwood
• Representative Mark White
• Commissioner Mark Billingsley
• Commissioner David Bradford
• Commissioner Amber Mills
• Commissioner Mick Wright
• Memphis Fire Fighters Association

Taylor supports law enforcement and will work with other conservatives to find solutions to the growing problem of violent crime. He said he would work to reduce inflation by restraining spending. Taylor opposes burdensome mandates on small businesses. He wants to empower parents to have a greater voice in their child’s education.

Senate District 31 includes Collierville, Eads, Germantown, Lakeland, and parts of Arlington, Cordova, and East Memphis. Visit for more information.