Lawmaker Says he Shares Homes with 2 Women
|AR Articles on Blacks in Charge|
|Black World Not Ours (Jan. 2002)|
|Keep Greed Alive (Dec. 2001)|
|Uncivil Wrongs (Sep. 2001)|
|More Phantom Racism? (Oct. 2000)|
|New York (Atro)city (Feb. 1996)|
|Racism Everywhere (Aug. 2000)|
|Chicago Still Stewing (Sep. 2001)|
|Tragedy or Farce? The Return of Marion Barry (Nov. 1994)|
|Search AmRen.com for Blacks in Charge|
|More news stories on Blacks in Charge|
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — A state lawmaker who heads a committee on child welfare has acknowledged that he lives in separate homes with two women whose children he fathered.
Sen. John Ford testified in a Juvenile Court hearing in November as part of his defense in a child support case over increasing his financial support of another child he fathered with a third woman, The Commercial Appeal newspaper of Memphis reported Sunday.
The Memphis Democrat has tried to make use of a law he authored that keeps court-ordered support lower when a father is financially responsible for other children.
In the hearing, Ford said he lives some days with ex-wife Tamara Mitchell-Ford and the three children they had together. On others, he said, he stays with his longtime girlfriend, Connie Mathews, and their two children.
(Posted on January 25, 2005)