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Flaggs announces he will run for reelection as mayor of Vicksburg

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Mayor George Flaggs Jr. (photo courtesy City of Vicksburg)

From Mayor George Flaggs Jr.:

“It’s my honor to share with you that I will officially qualify for reelection as Mayor of Vicksburg at noon Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. I believe I’ve proven my leadership ability through my honesty, commitment and experience, and have created a pathway to the future for our City that can be achieved during a third term as Mayor. I’d like nothing more than the opportunity to continue to lead the growth and development of Vicksburg’s future for another four years; and with God, and the people’s help, I know I can win June 8, 2021.

Rather than talk about past accomplishments, I want to talk about the direction I believe we need to go. We must effectively recruit and retain honest, hardworking police officers in Vicksburg while emphasizing the practice of community policing. We must also bring to justice those responsible for the unsolved homicides in our community and work to prevent future homicides. When we combine this with expanding our port (which will create at least 500 new jobs), completing the Hardware Building Project, redeveloping our riverfront, enhancing our tourist experience, expanding retail businesses, improving our infrastructure and recreation opportunities, and creating new commercial and single-family housing, we will be the envy of every city in the State of Mississippi. These goals are within reach, and I’ve laid the groundwork to make them a reality.”

Flaggs said he’s extremely pleased with the fundraising, polling data and strategy of his reelection committee, and remains razor focused on continuing his day-to-day work as mayor of Vicksburg.

Flaggs has championed a transparent city government in Vicksburg committed to growth and service at the least cost to the taxpayer. Under Mayor Flaggs’ leadership, taxpayers have seen groundbreaking quality-of-life improvements, the creation of innovative economic development policies, and an unprecedented pro-business environment that will benefit Vicksburg for generations to come.

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