Action News 5 received this press release from Kirby Pines Retirement Center:
Kirby Pines Retirement Community to Host
Thirty State and Local Candidates at Political Forum
State and Local Candidates Vie for Memphis’ Most Powerful Vote at a Political Forum
Hosted by Kirby Pines Retirement Community
Thirty state and local political candidates will be vying for the senior vote at Kirby Pines Retirement Community on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. “With 700 residents, we have the largest group of senior citizens in one concentrated area in the mid-south,” said Charles Trammell, founder and CEO of Retirement Companies of America, LLC (RCA), the management company for Kirby Pines.
Historically, the senior vote is the most powerful vote with the largest percentage of voter turnout. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nationally, at least 79 percent of those 65 and over cast ballots in the 2004 presidential election, compared to an overall turnout of 52 percent.