Tyrone Johnson confirms he’s running for mayor in 2021

Former councilman Tyrone Johnson says he plans to run from for mayor of Meridian in 2021.
Former councilman Tyrone Johnson says he plans to run from for mayor of Meridian in 2021.(Tyrone Johnson)
Updated: Jun. 16, 2020 at 3:53 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Former Ward 2 city councilman Tyrone Johnson confirmed his intentions to run for mayor of the city of Meridian in 2021.

Johnson mentioned the idea a couple of weeks ago and reconfirmed with a post Tuesday on Facebook. Johnson posted an update saying, “The election will get messy next year. We should all get behind a candidate. #mayorTyroneJohnson #Johnson2021.”

Johnson was removed by the city council after the panel determined he no longer lived in Ward 2, the ward which he was elected to represent.

Mayor Percy Bland also tells Newscenter 11 he plans on running for re-election.

The mayoral election is about a year from now.

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