Bland, Smith head to Democrat runoff in mayor’s race
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A 5-person race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Meridian has been narrowed to two candidates after Tuesday’s voting.
Former Lauderdale County supervisor, Jimmie Smith, led the voting with incumbent 2-term Mayor Percy Bland placing second.
The runoff is Tuesday Apr. 27.
|Here are the results from Apr. 6|
|Jimmie Smith - 1976|
|Percy Bland III - 1689|
|Kim Houston - 803|
|Tyrone Johnson - 323|
|Randle Jennings - 97|
Absentee ballots that were received by the city clerk by Apr. 6 are included in the totals. Other absentee ballots that are postmarked by Apr. 6 but had not yet been delivered have up to 5 days to reach city hall to be included with the above numbers.
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