Myers seeking seat on city council

Published 5:00 pm Friday, July 20, 2012

Jerry Myers has announced his intent to seek election to the Greenville City Council.

Myers, a retired businessman, is seeking the District 1 seat. Incumbent Dr. Jean Thompson is not seeking re-election.

Myers, who also ran for the District 1 seat in 2008, will face Keith Gibson and Bryan Reynolds in the Aug, 28 election.

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“I have always been interested in Greenville and feel that I have extra time to help spend trying to improve our city,” Myers said. “I am a conservative in my beliefs. I believe in public service and being honest, responsible and hardworking. As your District 1 city councilman, I pledge and commit to work hard for all the citizens to improve education, industrial jobs, growth, business and planning for the future of Greenville. I am asking every voter in Greenville’s District 1 for their prayers, support and vote.”

Myers owned and operated Fred’s for 20 years before selling the business in 2007. Prior to moving to the Camellia City, he worked as the executive secretary for the Mississippi State Hospital Commission.

He and his wife Gwen have one daughter. She and her husband have two children and reside in Greenville.

Myers is a deacon at First Baptist Church. He is also a member of Gideon International Butler County Camp and the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a Mason and a Shriner and is a past commander of the American Legion Post No. 24. He is a veteran of the United State’s Marine Corps.