In a little more than a week, voters will settle a race between two candidates fighting for a spot on the Meridian City Council.
Incumbent Mary Perry and Kenneth Dustin Markham will face off in the primary runoff election on May 21st. Both candidates say they are not happy with where things stand in ward two right now, especially when it comes to crime.
"For instance, I've not even completely gotten the center at Reese Courts open," Perry says. "But I had them reinstate it and I'm working now on getting that back open because crime was reduced in those areas when that happened."
"First of all, as far as crime is concerned, we need to be proactive," Markham says. "There are lights there that are not maintained like they should be. And if we put up more lighting, more damage proof lighting in those areas, the individuals would not feel comfortable with committing crime in black darkness."
There is not a Republican candidate in the ward two race, so the winner of the primary runoff will take that seat.