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Meadville mayor seeks Sojourner's Senate seat

MEADVILLE — Meadville Mayor Lane Reed plans to run for the state Senate seat currently held by fellow Republican Melanie Sojourner of Natchez.

Reed, a 44-year-old lawyer became mayor last year, winning his first political race. In his Monday announcement, he’s calling for more cooperation with state leaders and local governments in the district.

Senate district 37 includes all of Franklin and parts of Adams, Amite and Pike counties.

Sojourner has not announced her plans and could not immediately be reached for comment.

Sojourner won her first term in 2011, narrowly defeating longtime Democratic incumbent Bob Dearing. He’s considering a bid to reclaim his old seat.

Sojourner drew statewide notice earlier this year as manager of fellow state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s unsuccessful Republican primary campaign against U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

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