Jimmie Smith is Meridian’s projected Mayor-Elect

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 9:05 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Democrat Jimmie Smith brought in more than 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. His opponent, Independent Weston Lindemann, received just over 35 percent. Republican Robert Ray grabbed two percent of the vote.

Smith spent Tuesday evening with friends and family at Holiday Inn to watch results. He said he is ready to get started.

“One of the things I’m going to do is talk to different people about putting together a team and just looking at stuff from that standpoint,” Smith said. “I’m going to get some folks to help me look at the people that’s there already.”

Mayor-Elect Smith served on the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors for 20 years. Smith previously ran for mayor of Meridian in 2005, but lost by 104 votes to John Robert Smith.

“We’ve got to rebuild our city in a way that we’re more in tune to the citizens of our community. We have to have more customer service in our offices. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about that. We have to work on that and retool some things,” Smith said.

Unofficial totals show just over 27 percent of registered voters took part in the June 8 election.

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