Petal alderman candidates prepare for Tuesday's special election
The signatures are in, the ballots are ready, and the City of Petal is prepared for its special election for Ward 3 alderman, which takes place on Tuesday at the Masonic Lodge. Although both candidates differ in age, occupation and background, they share one common ground: their passion for making the city a better place.
Let's start with Clint Moore.
He's a 24-year-old, fresh faced teacher at Petal High School.
"I was born and raised here, I graduated from here, both my parents graduated from here, all of my biological grandparents graduated from here," Moore said.
One of his goals includes using his background in the education field to facilitate change.
"I spoke to the superintendent, Dr. Matt Dillon, and he said one of the most concrete things he could see us doing is just trying to establish that line of communication; open those channels," he added.
When it comes to Moore's opponent, Glenn Lucas, the two couldn't be more different. Lucas, a businessman, is a 6-year resident of Petal.
"I've lived in Tennessee, Alabama, I think I can bring things from that aspect here to Petal. To bring a different look and a different feel for what we need to do for Petal," Lucas said.
He also said he wants to attract folks from all over the country to the Friendly City.
"I want to maintain our streets by keeping the infrastructure of the City of Petal nice so that when people drive in they have a wow effect and not an oh wow effect."
The opponents will face off in the special election Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.