Decision 2021: Polls close for municipal primaries

Decision 2021: Polls close for municipal primaries
The winners of Tuesday’s party primaries will appear on the ballot in the general election on June 8. (Source: WDAM)

PINE BELT (WDAM) - Polls closed at 7 p.m. for Tuesday’s municipal primaries.

The winners of Tuesday’s party primaries will appear on the ballot in the general election June 8. Candidates running as independents will not appear on the primary ballots.

If no candidate in a primary race receives the majority of the vote, a runoff will be held on April 27.

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is May 10.

Below are the races and candidates that appeared on the April 6 municipal primary ballots.

Collins

Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Republican

Sally Buffington

Lucy Crosby

Board of Aldermen Ward 4 – Republican

Misty Dickens

Debbie Lundy

Columbia

Columbia Alderman-at-large – Republican

Mark Carithers

Reed Houston

Richard Lokey

Andrea Porter

Jerry Lee Tolbert Jr.

Columbia Board of Aldermen Ward 2 – Republican

Laurie Harvey

Jason Stringer

Columbia Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Democrat

Anna Evans

L. Renee Galloway

Ellisville

Ellisville Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Democrat

Aaron Heidelberg

Darrius Combest

Ellisville Alderman-at-large – Republican

Ola Mitchell

Leon Henderson Jr.

Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Mayor – Democrat

Stacey Daniels

Vanessa Jones

Lakeylah White

Hattiesburg City Council Ward 2 – Democrat

Cedric Dallas

Deborah Delgado

Charlie Johnson

Hattiesburg City Council Ward 5 – Democrat

Nicholas Brown

Howard Toler

Laurel

Laurel Mayor – Democrat

Horace Cochran III

Stacy Comegys

Johnny Magee

Laurel City Council Ward 1 – Democrat

Ernest Hollingsworth

Vincent Merrill

Laurel City Council Ward 2 – Republican

Kevin Kelly

Doyle Anthony Wheat

Laurel City Council Ward 5 – Democrat

Andrea Ellis

Joe Porter Sr.

Laurel City Council Ward 6 – Democrat

Grace Amos

Felix Fenderson

Laurel City Council Ward 7 – Democrat

Shirley Keys-Jordan

Anthony Paul Page

Laurel City Council Ward 4 – Democrat

George Carmichael

Omeria Scott

Petal

Petal Mayor – Republican

Tony Ducker

Jared Gould

Karen Hession

Jake Wilson

Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 1 – Republican

Bruce Ferguson

Gerald Steele

Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Republican

Clint Moore

Blake Nobles

Kelly Polk

Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 4 – Republican

John Amacker

Craig Strickland

Daniel Warren

Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 5 – Republican

Drew Brickson

Mannix McLaurin

Richton

Richton Alderman-at-large – Republican

Twana Bolton

Ed Hearn Jr.

Bryan Evans

Arnell Husband

James Kitchens

Anthony Lee

Tommy Lymon

Brenda Phillips

Other cities in the Pine Belt will not have primary elections April 6 because either all candidates are running as Independents or all candidates are running unopposed until the general election.

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