Jackson, MS – Less than one week before the March 8 primary, nearly 50 mayors from across Mississippi are announcing their support of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race.
As chief executives of their cities, these mayors know what it takes to deliver results, and they trust Clinton to get the job done for their constituents, especially in underserved communities. These mayors endorsed Clinton citing her focus on local issues and support of municipal investment and growth, as well has her agenda to break down racial, social and economic barriers that hold Mississippi families back.
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber: “Hillary Clinton knows how to make it happen. As President, she will give special and needed attention to cities – particularly minority-led cities – and the issues that plague us. She is committed to pushing for creative infrastructure investments and to building on the progress President Obama has made. In my mind, she is the only candidate who can pragmatically achieve important gains for families and communities, and it’s why I’m proud to support her candidacy.”
Meridian Mayor Percy Bland: “I am supporting Hillary Clinton because she knows the issues that have the most impact on Mississippi families. She worked tirelessly in her early years for the Children’s Defense Fund, and has been committed to affordable health care and free community college education. She has been a champion for the rights of the underserved communities, and as President I know she will give each child the opportunity to live up to their God given talents.”
Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran: “Hillary Clinton’s strong support for education and healthcare for all families regardless of race or zip code is why I support her. Hillary Clinton has a progressive record of standing up for the people and our needs, and I’m excited to stand behind her as she takes actions to make America better. ”
Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs: “Hillary Clinton has the experience to make a real difference for Mississippi families. Her proven leadership will help our community in education, jobs, income inequality, and criminal justice reform. I stand behind her as she fights for progress.”
Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree: “As a mayor, I know how important it is to have someone in the White House that will understand the struggles that small cities and municipalities face every day. From education to health care, Hillary Clinton is committed to underserved communities and small towns, and that’s why I stand behind her. I’m excited to join the team of grassroots supporters who know that Hillary Clinton is the experienced choice for President.”
Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons: “Hillary Clinton is working everyday to tear down the economic, racial, and social barriers that are holding our communities back. She fully understands how the federal government can become an economic catalyst to local governments by maximizing federal investments with local economic development plans. She has spent the last 40 years fighting for racial and social justice, and I know she will spend the next 8 years doing the same.”
List of Supportive Mayors:
Mayor of Aberdeen, Cecil Bell
Mayor of Belzoni, Lenora Sutton
Mayor of Canton, Arnel D. Bolden
Mayor of Charleston, Sedrick Smith
Mayor of Clarksdale, Bill Luckett
Mayor of Cleveland, Billy Nowell
Mayor of Columbus, Robert E. Smith, Sr.
Mayor of Drew, Jeffrey Kilpatrick
Mayor of Durant, Tasha Davis
Mayor of Fayette, Rogers W. King
Mayor of Greenville, Errick Simmons
Mayor of Hattiesburg, Johnny L. DuPree
Mayor of Hazlehurst, Henry Banks, Sr.
Mayor of Jackson, Tony Yarber
Mayor of Lexington, Clint Cobbins
Mayor of Meridian, Percy Bland
Mayor of Okolona, Louise F. Cole
Mayor of Philadelphia, James A. Young
Mayor of Port Gibson, Fred Reeves
Mayor of Shelby, Dan Harris, Jr.
Mayor of Vicksburg, George Flaggs, Jr.
Mayor of Yazoo City, Daine Delware
Mayor of Alligator, Tommy Brown
Mayor of Benoit, Calvin E. Ward
Mayor of Cary, Sylvia Pepper
Mayor of Crowder, Stephen W. Stanton
Mayor of Doddsville, David Ruffin
Mayor of Eden, Lekisha Thomas Hogan
Mayor of Edwards, Marcus Wallace
Mayor of Friars Point, Catherine Miller
Mayor of Glendora, Johnny B. Thomas
Mayor of Gloster, Leroy Billy Johnson
Mayor of Isola, Bobbie Miller
Mayor of Itta Bena, Thelma Collins
Mayor of Lambert, Joe Smith
Mayor of Magnolia, Anthony Witherspoon
Mayor of Mound Bayou, Darryl Johnson
Mayor of Mount Olive, Robert McNair
Mayor of Ocean Springs, Connie Moran
Mayor of Pace, Levon Jackson, Sr.
Mayor of Potts Camp, Mary Houston
Mayor of Renova, Harvey Green
Mayor of Roxie, Michael Wright
Mayor of Shuqualak, Velma H. Jenkins
Mayor of Summit, Percy Robinson
Mayor of Starkville, Parker Wiseman
Mayor of Tchula, Zula Patterson
Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton
Mayor of Tutwiler, Nichole Harris
Mayor of Winstonville, Henry Perkins, Jr.
Mayor of Rosedale, Carey Esties