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Hudson not running for mayor of Greenville is old news

February 4th, 2011

Imagine my surprise when I read a story stating …

Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer-Hudson says she will not seek a third term.

Hudson made the announcement this week during her annual “State of the City” speech.

Hudson succeeded Paul Artman after being elected in 2003. She was re-elected in 2007.

Hudson has not announced whether she will run for another public office.

Hudson says she felt it was the time for her to face new challenges, but will continue to help the Mississippi Delta.

Actually, in a July 27, 2009 story in the Mississippi Business Journal, Hudson said she would not seek a third term as mayor and announced she was running for state-wide office.

“I have definitely decided that I am going to run for statewide office,” Hudson said in the 2009 story. “I am very excited about being a part of the team to help move Mississippi up from the bottom rung of the national ladder, and look forward to serving in a capacity that best assists the Mississippi that is a sleeping giant. We have talent, resources and opportunities that have yet to be awakened. It’s time for us to wake up and realize our true potential.”

However, Hudson has not filed qualifying papers to run for a state-wide office.

I guess she could have changed her mind between 2009 and 2011, but she, indeed, announced her intentions not to run for a third term long before her “State of the City” speech this week.

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