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Magee edges out Scott to win Laurel mayoral primary

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Johnny Magee pictured with former Laurel Mayor, Susan Vincent Johnny Magee pictured with former Laurel Mayor, Susan Vincent
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Johnny Magee defeated Omeria Scott Tuesday evening in a run-off to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Laurel.

Magee, a city councilman, carried 55% with 2,006 votes.  Scott a state representative carried 45% with 1,670 votes. Affidavit ballots are included in this total, while absentee ballots have not been tabulated yet. However, the uncounted absentee ballots will not change the outcome of this election.

The position of mayor in Laurel is wide open because current Mayor, Melvin Mack, decided he will not run for the position.

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