Bland endorses Mike Bloomberg in presidential race

Mike Bloomberg (Source: MGN)

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian Mayor Percy Bland has endorsed Mike Bloomberg for president in the Democrat Primary.

The Bloomberg campaign announced Tuesday it had garnered endorsements from nearly thirty mayors nationwide.

"There are so many things to admire about Mike Bloomberg. But chief among them has to be his commitment to tackling the core issues plaguing our country,” said Bland. “Mike knows that there are practical, passable policies that will tackle our infrastructure needs, address the violence impacting our communities, and provide economic empowerment. Whether it's his groundbreaking Greenwood Initiative or the work he’s done for decades, Mike is that guy, and I look forward to sending him to Washington. He can go toe-to-toe with the roadblocks that have been an impediment to progress."

"Serving as mayor and working to improve the lives of New Yorkers was one of the great joys of my life. I've seen firsthand how much mayors can accomplish, and I know how much more they could do with a true partner in the White House," Bloomberg said. "I'm honored to have the support of so many talented and accomplished mayors — Black, Latino, white, from cities big and small, and from every part of the country. As president, I will empower them to work with us to fight climate change, reduce gun violence, improve education, rebuild our infrastructure, and take on all the other challenges this president has ignored."

A total of over sixty mayors have endorsed Bloomberg since the former New York City mayor announced his candidacy ten weeks ago.