OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A prominent Democratic mayor in north Mississippi says she is seeking a second term this year but is running as an independent.
Robyn Tannehill had served as a Democrat on the Oxford Board of Aldermen before being elected mayor in 2017.
She was chosen in 2020 to serve on a commission that designed a new Mississippi state flag.
Tannehill said Monday that garbage pickup, potholes and police and fire protection “aren't Democratic or Republican issues.”
Most Mississippi cities have elections this year.
Party primaries are in April.
The general election is in June.
New terms begin July 1.