Nearly 50 mayors from across Mississippi are announcing their support of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race, according to a release from Clinton's Mississippi campaign. Among them is Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran.
“Hillary Clinton knows how to make it happen," said Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber. "As President, she will give special and needed attention to cities – particularly minority-led cities – and the issues that plague us. She is committed to pushing for creative infrastructure investments and to building on the progress President Obama has made. In my mind, she is the only candidate who can pragmatically achieve important gains for families and communities, and it’s why I’m proud to support her candidacy.”
Others on the list are:
Mayor of Meridian Percy Bland
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Mayor of Vicksburg George Flaggs
Mayor of Hattiesburg Johnny Dupree
Mayor of Greenville Errick Simmons
Mayor of Aberdeen, Cecil Bell
Mayor of Belzoni, Lenora Sutton
Mayor of Canton, Arnel D. Bolden
Mayor of Charleston, Sedrick Smith
Mayor of Clarksdale, Bill Luckett
Mayor of Cleveland, Billy Nowell
Mayor of Columbus, Robert E. Smith, Sr.
Mayor of Drew, Jeffrey Kilpatrick
Mayor of Durant, Tasha Davis
Mayor of Fayette, Rogers W. King
Mayor of Greenville, Errick Simmons
Mayor of Hattiesburg, Johnny L. DuPree
Mayor of Hazlehurst, Henry Banks, Sr.
Mayor of Jackson, Tony Yarber
Mayor of Lexington, Clint Cobbins
Mayor of Meridian, Percy Bland
Mayor of Okolona, Louise F. Cole
Mayor of Philadelphia, James A. Young
Mayor of Port Gibson, Fred Reeves
Mayor of Shelby, Dan Harris, Jr.
Mayor of Vicksburg, George Flaggs, Jr.
Mayor of Yazoo City, Daine Delware
Mayor of Alligator, Tommy Brown
Mayor of Benoit, Calvin E. Ward
Mayor of Cary, Sylvia Pepper
Mayor of Crowder, Stephen W. Stanton
Mayor of Doddsville, David Ruffin
Mayor of Eden, Lekisha Thomas Hogan
Mayor of Edwards, Marcus Wallace
Mayor of Friars Point, Catherine Miller
Mayor of Glendora, Johnny B. Thomas
Mayor of Gloster, Leroy Billy Johnson
Mayor of Isola, Bobbie Miller
Mayor of Itta Bena, Thelma Collins
Mayor of Lambert, Joe Smith
Mayor of Magnolia, Anthony Witherspoon
Mayor of Mound Bayou, Darryl Johnson
Mayor of Mount Olive, Robert McNair
Mayor of Pace, Levon Jackson, Sr.
Mayor of Potts Camp, Mary Houston
Mayor of Renova, Harvey Green
Mayor of Roxie, Michael Wright
Mayor of Shuqualak, Velma H. Jenkins
Mayor of Summit, Percy Robinson
Mayor of Starkville, Parker Wiseman
Mayor of Tchula, Zula Patterson
Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton
Mayor of Tutwiler, Nichole Harris
Mayor of Winstonville, Henry Perkins, Jr.
Mayor of Rosedale, Carey Esties