Marion County Tax Assessor special election heads to runoff

Marion County Tax Assessor special election heads to runoff

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Marion County voters will have to head to the polls once again to vote for a new tax assessor.

No one got more than 50 percent of the vote.

According to the Secretary of State's website, the date for this runoff will be Nov. 29. This special election was called because Vance Berry unexpectedly resigned in March.

Berry gave a brief letter to the Marion County Board of Supervisors announcing his decision to resign effective close of business, Feb. 29. He gave no reason for the resignation.

Berry took office Jan. 1, 2016. Dana Elzey served as manager of the tax office leading up to until the special election.