Lumberton announces new mayor

Lumberton announces new mayor

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - Lumberton voters have elected Kent Crider as mayor in Tuesday night's special election.

Crider clocked in at 201 votes and Jonathan Griffith had 193 votes, including the affidavit ballots.

Griffith was told seven of the affidavit ballots were not usable. Four of the ballots went to Crider and one went to Griffith.

Seven On Your Side reached out to the city clerk to determine why the affidavits were not usable, and she was not available for comment.

The results still need to be certified and they won't be until next week.

Griffith said he is going to wait until the votes are certified and then decide if he will contest the results.

This is the third election and the second run-off election held to replace Ben Winston.

He resigned in November after serving for two years.