Lt. Gov. candidate stops in Meridian

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - State elections are drawing closer, and candidates are making their rounds across Mississippi.

On Monday evening Democratic Representative Jay Hughes gave voters a chance to hear his ideas and ask him some tough questions in a town hall meeting at the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Meridian.

As a prospective lieutenant governor, Hughes says he plans to address education, mental health and transparency in our government.

He says it all starts with education, but all improvements need to happen statewide.

"I care about all 82 counties, not just a few. That's been one of our biggest problems. We need economic development. We need work force training. We need jobs in all 82 counties, and that's what needs to happen here. Meridian is a beautiful stone that just needs to be polished, and it will happen with economic development and education," Hughes says.

Primaries are set for August 6.