Councilman says donation is legal, won’t repay money
by Associated Press
Published: May 2,2013
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TUPELO — A city councilman, who is running for re-election, says he will not return a $250 donation from Waste Management Inc. because there was nothing illegal about it.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo Councilman Mike Bryan accepted a $250 contribution in February from Waste Management, which currently picks up trash for the city.
With the contract expiring on July 31, the city council will likely vote on a new contract within a month. Waste Management is among three companies vying for the new contract.
Municipal party primaries are Tuesday. The general election is June 4.
Bryan says in a statement that he reported the contribution as required and broke no laws. He says campaign contributions have not swayed his vote and will not in the future.
— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
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