Steve Mulroy, who is running for Shelby County District Attorney, at his Poplar Avenue campaign headquarters on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Steve Mulroy was raised on Star Trek.

Growing up, he most related to Spock: Calm and logical. Later, he wanted to be like Captain James Tiberius Kirk, headstrong and always taking action.

“I always cared about fairness,” Mulroy said in a June interview in his campaign office. “Fairness just seemed an important thing. I grew up on Star Trek. There were always those ideals of fighting for the little guy, making sure things were fair and living up to our ideals. I took a course at Cornell on free speech. That really inspired me. I don’t know. I just took right to it.”

Whether through the progressive ideals of Star Trek or through his involvement with civil liberties at Cornell, Mulroy, 57, gained a passion for bringing about change.


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