Businessman Howard Sherman announced he is running for the United States Senate seat currently held by Roger Wicker. Sherman is the husband of actress and Meridian native Sela Ward.
The two have a farm in Meridian and are registered voters in the state.
Sherman is a native of California, holds an M.B.A. and has worked as an entrepreneur in a number of capacities over the last twenty years.
Sherman says he believes his experience founding and raising money for Hope Village for Children in Meridian reflects the kind of experience he brings to the position.
The Democratic primary is June 5th.