A native Memphian, with five siblings, born to a social worker and a Bronze Star army soldier, JB Smiley, Jr. knows the value of hard work and a healthy, supportive community.
Memphis City Council member JB Smiley Jr. said Wednesday that he is running for Tennessee governor. Smiley, a Democrat, made the announcement in a video on social media. He also held an event at the Orpheum theater in Memphis.
Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. officially threw his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for governor Wednesday, marking his 34th birthday with balloons and the start of his push for Tennessee’s highest office.
Surely it was but a coincidence, not an omen, but on Monday evening, at which time Memphis Councilman JB Smiley Jr.’s gubernatorial ambitions were becoming public, a double rainbow appeared in the western sky.