Norwood wins Meridian City Council Ward 3 runoff

Norwood wins in a landslide over incumbent Fannie Johnson; will face Republican James “JJ” Scott in the general election
Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 9:18 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Joseph Norwood won the Democratic runoff for Meridian City Council Ward 3.

Norwood grabbed 65% of the vote in a landslide win over incumbent Fannie Johnson. Johnson served one term as councilwoman.

Norwood says he is excited moving into the general election.

“They always say that people flight from Meridian. It gives the sign that you can stay home and become someone,” Norwood said.

He says there’s still work to do. He plans to go door to door speaking to the community about their needs as soon as possible.

“Infrastructure is always the first thing that comes up. Then, the crime. So, I look at working with the mayor’s office and the state as well. As far as infrastructure-- it is a situation.” Norwood said, “And then working with the mayor’s office and the police department as far as the crime.”

Norwood ran for Lauderdale County Tax Collector in 2015.

Norwood faces Republican James “JJ” Scott in the June 8th general election.

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