Meridian Star

January 29, 2013

More join race for city council

By Terri Ferguson Smith /
The Meridian Star


    More candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for Meridian City Council.

    Incumbent Ward 1 Councilman George Thomas is seeking reelection. He is being challenged by candidate Brian Keith McCary.

    Terry L. Stennis is seeking the office of Ward 2 City Councilman, which is currently held by Mary Perry.

    Perry, along with challengers Nathaniel L. Pringle Jr. and Martin M. Jack is running for the Ward 2 post.

    Ward 3 Councilwoman Barbara Henson is running for another term as is Ward 4 Councilman Jessie Palmer.

    Randy Hammon is seeking the office of Ward 5 Councilman. That seat is currently held by Councilman Bobby Smith.

    Others who have announced plans to run are Mayor Cheri Barry, who is seeking reelection, and Rodrick Amos, who is running for mayor.

    The qualifying deadline for city elections is March 8 at 5 p.m. at Meridian City Hall.

    Party primaries will be held May 7; runoff elections, if necessary, will be held May 21. The general election is set for June 4.

    Elections for the town of Marion will also be held this year.         According to a spokesperson at the Town Hall on Monday, no one has filed qualifying papers to run although several people have picked up the paperwork to do so.

    The qualifying deadline for candidates is March 8 at 5 p.m. The election will be held June 4.

    Current Marion aldermen, who are all elected at large, are Barbara Anthony, Bernice Martin, Rita Rawson, Bobbie Sherrod and Tammy Young. Elvis Hudson is mayor.