Posts Tagged ‘re-election’

State budget narratives speak loudly as lawmakers face re-election

JACKSON — Writing a state budget is not only about numbers. It’s also about narrative. With most Mississippi lawmakers seeking re-election in 2015, everyone who helps write the budget, or simply votes for it, will be eager to tell constituents that the spending plan is one of the strongest and most efficient in state history. […] [...]

Delta mayor sets new record with 10th term in office

ANGUILLA — When Anguilla Mayor Merlin Richardson takes his oath of office July 1, it will be the 10th time and he will be expanding a record no other mayor in Mississippi can touch. Richardson, 81, is the longest continuously serving mayor in the state with 36 years in office, according to the Mississippi Municipal […] [...]

Delta mayor will not seek re-election; former mayor to run

ITTA BENA — Mayor Walter Parker says he won’t run for another term. Parker tells the Greenwood Commonwealth it is time to do something else. The 49-year-old Parker was elected mayor in 2009. Parker works at Mississippi Valley State University. The filing deadline for city elections is March 8. Party primaries will be held on […] [...]

Embattled mayor will not seek re-election

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis says he will not run for re-election. Davis has served as mayor the Northwest Mississippi city for 16 years. Davis says in a statement he reached the decision after talking with his partner and family. The 46-year-old Davis, who admitted he was gay more than a year ago, cited a […] [...]

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