The Memphis mayor is making it clear she is open to the idea of running for president, but is wary of a potential coronavirus pandemic.
In a new interview with The Washington Times, Mary-Claire Foye says she is considering running for office.
She says she has had several conversations with President-elect Donald Trump about a possible White House bid.
She’s also exploring the possibility of getting her husband, Bob, elected to Congress, and that is something she’s looking at, Foyed says.
She has been “a bit of a political junkie.”
Foyes husband, an astronaut and former astronaut, died in 2010.
Foye has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005 and has served as a Tennessee state senator since 2015.
She also served as mayor of Memphis from 2007 to 2017.
Fayez said she’s been inspired by what the mayor of New Orleans has been doing as she prepares for her re-election.
She’s trying to take her administration in a new direction and make it as transparent as possible.
Froyez says she plans to release a new citywide agenda this week.
She said she will also be releasing her budget in the coming weeks.
She says she’s hoping to bring in more volunteers, as well as help people to become involved in city government.
She thinks she’s done a good job so far.FOYE: If I had the opportunity to be the mayor for a year, I would go into it with a new set of ideas, and hopefully be successful.