On Monday, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, whose congressional district encompasses a majority of the City of Jackson, announced his support for Ward 2 Councilman and City Council President Melvin Priester, Jr. for mayor of Jackson.
"The Capital City clearly needs someone with the vision, ability and passion to get the job done," said Thompson. "I have known Melvin Priester, Jr. his entire life and have watched him graduate top of his class at Murrah High School, finish college and law school, and return home to make a difference in our community. I have worked with Melvin Priester, Jr. on various projects involving his ward and have been impressed with his desire to make the Capital City a showplace for the State of Mississippi."
Thompson goes on to say that Priester's platforms on economic development, expanded affordable housing, infrastructure development and public education advancement will improve the lives of the Jackson people.
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