TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo councilman Markel Whittington announced his candidacy for Tupelo mayor.
He currently serves Ward 1 on the city council.
“The citizens of my ward have trusted me to be their council person for the last 12 years, and through this time serving Ward 1 I have learned the essentials of governing this city,” he stated.
Whittington is a longtime Tupelo businessman.
“The City of Tupelo is in a strong financial position, and I am committed to making sure that continues by executing good business practices.”
Current mayor Jason Shelton is not seeking a third term. His term ends in July 2021.