It is one week until the primary elections in Vicksburg on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Here are the basics:
This is a primary election. Each political party will narrow down their chosen candidates. Three positions run the city, two are aldermen and one is the mayor. All three of these offices are up for re-election. In the north ward, the winner will go unchallenged in the general election. Thus, the leadership of the city is up for grabs in the north ward.
The races to watch this primary are the north ward alderman and the mayor’s race.
For the primary, in the north ward, we have the incumbent, Michael Mayfield, being challenged by Reverend John Carrol and Troy Kimble. The mayor’s race has incumbent George Flaggs being challenged by Mitchell Dent, Willie Robinson, County Supervisor Charles Selmon and Jennifer Thomas.
The general municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The winner of the mayor’s primary will face independent Daryl Hollingsworth.
The race to watch in the general election will be the one in the south ward. Incumbent Willis Thompson, a longtime resident of the south ward, is being challenged by Alex Monsour. Monsour changed his stated residence to a south ward address on the last possible legal day to qualify as a candidate in the race. He spent his first night as a south ward resident on March 9, 2017.See a typo? Report it here.