Bland Gets Democrat Endorsements

Democratic nominee for mayor of Meridian, Percy Bland, has received endorsements from two candidates he defeated in last week's primary.

Casandra Sloan, who came in second for the nomination, spoke publicly for Bland Monday.

Sloan made her endorsement at her former campaign headquarters downtown. She says now is the time for her supporters to join with Bland's.

"I think that it's time for us as a Democratic Party to come together," said Sloan. "And in order to do this, we must lead by example. I was his opponent in the primaries, but now that that's over and done with, we must move forward."

"I feel that this is a very defining moment in the history of this city," said Bland. "And the first thing we need to do as Democrats and as the city is unite."

Bland said he has also received the endorsement of one of his other opponents, William Compton.

Former candidate Joe Norwood has not endorsed anyone as yet.

Bland faces Republican Cheri Barry in the upcoming general election June 2.


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  • by Lee Location: Meridian on May 12, 2009 at 01:11 PM
    I think we all expected that!!!!! Seriously!!
  • by Brian Location: Meridian on May 11, 2009 at 06:08 PM
    This would be kind of expected wouldn't it? Not really a story or a surprise. No matter the party affiliation, all I hope, is that no matter who becomes mayor that we see progress from them. Let's start small, folks, and work toward bigger projects, as we (as residents) see the need. We need a BOOM in progress in Meridian and been needing it for over 20 years!! Put all the special favors aside lets work for ALL of the people and for this city. There is no reason why we don't have double the population we have now, more jobs and residents who can go to Birmingham or Jackson and their residents be amazed at Meridian's growth and positive change. IT'S TIME! PLEASE Meridian, vote this time around and show you care about this city's future and your children's future!!
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