Runoffs Oust Two from City Council

Meridian, Miss. Two members of the Meridian City Council were ousted in Democratic Primary runoffs.

Ward 2 Councilwoman Mary Perry, in office since 1999, was defeated by Kenneth Dustin Markham by a margin of 464-174. Since there is no other opposition, Markham will be sworn in to office July 1.

Ward 4 Councilman Jesse Palmer, Sr., lost a bid for his seventh term when he was defeated Tuesday by Kim Houston by a margin of 433-197.

Houston faces independent candidate, Thomas Everett Hopson in the general election June 4.