Starkville mayor seeking second term

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman has announced he is running for a second term.

Wiseman, a Democrat, was first elected mayor in 2009.

Wiseman says in a statement that his priority in a second term will be advancing Starkville’s economic development interest.

He says he wants to proactively manage Starkville’s infrastructure by planning street, drainage, and sidewalk improvements three years in advance.

He says he will continue pursuing a mass transit program, making sure children are ready for kindergarten through the Excel by 5 program and growing the Mayor’s Youth Council and the youth summer work program.