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Heather McTeer

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Heather McTeer
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 2
Prior offices
Mayor of Greenville, MS
Bachelor'sSpelman College
J.D.Tulane Law School
Campaign website
Heather McTeer was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Mississippi. She was defeated by incumbent Bennie Thompson in the March 13, 2012, primary.[1]


McTeer earned a Bachelor's in Sociology from Spelman College in Atlanta and she received a Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School. She was a member of McTeer & Associates Law firm. In 2003, McTeer was elected mayor of Greenville, Mississippi. She was re-elected again in 2007. McTeer is the first African-American and first female to serve as mayor of Greenville.[2]



See also: Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

McTeer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi's 2nd District. She was defeated by incumbent Bennie Thompson in the March 13, 2012, primary.[3][4]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Thompson Incumbent 87.5% 49,083
Heather McTeer 12.5% 7,040
Total Votes 56,123

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