Second Congressional District candidate Heather McTeer is rallying up support from the community prior to Tuesday's primary election.
The Democratic candidate and supporters met across the street from the North Station post office on Northview Drive in Jackson Monday morning. The former Mayor served two terms as Greenville's Mayor. McTeer is running against 2nd Congressional District incumbent, Congressman Bennie Thompson.
McTeer says if elected to Congress, she'll implement a ten point plan. That plan will focus on education, health and nutrition and jobs.
When it comes to jobs, McTeer says she'll do everything she can to help prevent the possible closing of local post offices.
"When you talk about closing postal services here you're talking about impacting rural communities, we're talking about our elderly and the disabled population, we're talking about jobs and really the savings they're looking at is nowhere in comparison to the impact that it has on the people in these communities," said McTeer.
The spokesperson for the Mississippi Postal Service District said some post offices are on a list of offices to be reviewed, but no final decision has been made.
The postal service has made an agreement with Congress not to close or consolidate any post offices before May 15th.
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