TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton was selected by MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd as one of the rising Democrats in the state.
The show, which highlights who they consider rising political stars, notes Shelton’s handling of Tupelo’s tornado recovery, as well as the shooting death of Sgt. Gale Stauffer and wounding of Officer Joseph Maher.
The program also mentions Shelton became Tupelo’s first democratic mayor in 28 years when he was elected.
Jackson’s Mayor Tony Yarber was also recognized as a rising Democrat.
According to the program, Lynn Fitch and Tate Reeves were rising Republicans.