About 50 Mississippi mayors back Hillary Clinton for president


Hillary Clinton campaigns Monday in Manchester, N.H.
Hillary Clinton campaigns Monday in Manchester, N.H. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

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