Dan Moreland, a local businessman and chairman of the Starkville Parks Commission Board, announced today his qualification as a Republican for Starkville's mayoral race.
Moreland currently owns Moreland Inc., a leasing properties business that includes commercial and residential real estate. His previous public service includes serving as an elected judge for 15 years and serving on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Board during former-Gov. Kirk Fordice's term in office.
In a press release, Moreland cited "… the fact that Starkville has become one of the most unfriendly business communities in the state due to regulations" as a main reason for his campaign.
"We are riddled with a checklist of regulatory ordinances that assures small business will not set up shop in Starkville, and that checklist is growing under the current administration," he said in the release
Moreland is married to Sherry Pittman Moreland and has three daughters: Blair, Kim and Kate. The couple attends Meadowview Baptist Church.