Meridian's mayor has called a news conference for Tuesday to announce his intentions for this year's municipal elections.
Mayor John Robert Smith, a Republican, is currently serving his fourth term in office. Before that he served a term as city councilman for Ward 5.
The news conference will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. at the second floor observation deck at Union Station.
Others have already declared their candidacy: Republicans Cheri Barry and Bill Marcy; Democrats, Percy Bland and Casandra Sloan.
The qualifying deadline for candidates is Mar. 6. The primary election is May 5. The general elections is June 2.