March 27, 2015

Greenville MS Mayor Heather McTeer Challenges Powerful Mississippi District 2 Congressman Bennie Thompson

One of the most informative breakouts at Netroots Nation was the breakfast sponsored by the Women’s Campaign (WCF). There we met several women that had run or are running for national political office. One could not help but be impressed by Heather McTeer.

Heather McTeer is the mayor of Greenville Mississippi. She has been the mayor there for the last 8 years. She was the first and youngest African American woman to be mayor of a city in Mississippi. She was only 27 when she became mayor.

Mayor McTeer has received the endorsement of the WCF to run against the powerful Congressman Bennie Thompson who is the ranking member of the Homeland security committee, founding member of the Progressive Caucus, and member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Mayor McTeer is running partly because she does not believe that long serving politicians are performing their elected duty to serve their constituents. After listening to the passion she articulates and the conviction to serving in Mississippi it is incumbent upon all in her district to consider supporting her. After-all her actions during the Mississippi floods contrasted by the men who have been entrenched in their elected positions for some time, is more than telling.

Mayor McTeer’s presentation at the WCF breakfast at Netroots Nation 2011 in the video above shows a competent, knowledgeable, politically savvy young woman who is ready to represent her district. It is time to pass the baton to the new generation.

Women candidates have a much harder time getting elected. Add an entrenched Congressman as an opponent and that difficulty is several orders of magnitude more difficult. Mayor Heather McTeer has proven with deeds that she is deserving to represent the citizens of Mississippi District 2. Help her get there today.

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Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Contributing Editor, a Director of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google