Meridian Fire Department captain, Michael Sims, is running as a Democrat for District 2 supervisor of Lauderdale County.
Sims said the board needs new blood and better cooperation with city leaders to be more effective.
"My plan is to work better with the city, to get more industry in, more jobs and help the school board as much as I can with education, and provide basic public services to the citizens of Lauderdale County," said Sims.
Sims said, if elected, he will also listen to what the public wants, instead of doing what he wants.
Incumbent supervisor, Jimmie Smith, also a Democrat, is seeking re-election to the District 2 seat.
Smith said that the board of supervisors is on the verge of making great strides for the county, after putting in years of work.
"I've been working hard, doing what supervisors are supposed to be doing for the community," said Smith. "And that's to make the community grow. We are doing that; we've been doing that and we are going to continue doing that. We still feel that there's a lot of work to do. If we have a good board, we can make things happen, and I believe in that."
The winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary will fave Republican Wayman Newell in the Nov. 6 general election.
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