WTOK to Feature Mayoral Candidates in Televised Forum

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

A mayoral candidate forum, sponsored by WTOK-TV and Meridian Community College, will give voters perhaps the best chance to size up all the candidates in one session.

All of the five candidates have agreed to be part of the forum: Cheri Barry, Republican, and Democrats, Percy Bland, William Bond Compton, Joe Norwood, and Casandra Sloan.

The candidates were preparing Monday for the forum, in addition to working their campaigns.

The candidates will share their platforms and ideas to a televised audience and a live audience at MCC's McCain Theatre, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m Tuesday. It will air live on MyTOK2, Comcast Cable channel 2 and digital channel 11.2.

Candidates say they are excited about hearing questions and concerns from residents and reaching a broader audience.

WTOK is also asking its audience to submit questions for the candidates. The questions may be sent to news@wtok.com.


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  • by Mel Location: Jackson on Apr 23, 2009 at 08:49 PM
    Percy was asked if he voted in the presidential and school bond election tonite. He said yes but city and county records show otherwise. Please confirm.
  • by Shayne Easterling Location: Meridian on Apr 14, 2009 at 02:10 PM
    I would like to know if Percy Bland plans to have a dual job of being a State Farm Agent and Mayor. It is my understanding that State Farm Agents cannot hold any other jobs or positions that would keep them from devoting their attention to their clients. Will he close his agency? If so will State Farm divide up his clients between existing local State Farm Agents? Or will he try to both although it's technically against State Farm regulations to hold 2 full time jobs?
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