Mayoral Candidates Push Toward Finish

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

Candidates for mayor of Meridian were busy on primary election day, campaigning in any way they could for votes.

The Democratic ticket is crowded with four candidates. Percy Bland, Joe Norwood and Casandra Sloan say they put it into overdrive.

Bland and his staff were busy sending out mass text messages reminding people to go vote.

"So we're happy with everything that went with our campaign," said Bland. "It's just a matter of now getting the people out to the polls and to vote."

Norwood took a more direct approach, stopping drivers for a personal appeal.

"We've been making phone calls; we've been out canvassing. I mean everywhere there's a crowd of people, we've been out there," said Norwood.

Sloan and her supporters were making sure people had transportation to the polls.

"What we're going to do between four and seven this afternoon is we will hit various areas of the city to provide transportation," Sloan said.

And Republican candidate Cheri Barry said, despite being unopposed in the primary, she's not kicking up her feet for the primaries. She has been going door-to-door campaigning.

"No I'm just anxious for 7 o'clock to roll around so I can see who I will be running against and I'm looking forward to June 2nd," Barry said.

Newscenter 11 was able to reach Democrat Bill Compton by phone. He said he was busy educating students Tuesday and didn't do any campaigning. He said, by now, voters have made their choice.

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  • by Serious on May 5, 2009 at 06:31 PM
    I am for Sloan because she stood up to that _____ Wade Jones, he has robbed Lauderdale County/Meridian long enough!Millions of our dollars have been wasted because of him. Wade Jones needs to ride out of our county on the same white horse he rode in on. If the Percy Bland wins I will vote for Cheri Barry, that doubleflipper will never control our city!
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