NATCHEZ — Larry L. Brown has won the Democratic primary for Natchez mayor, defeating Phillip West by 541 votes in the runoff.
Brown, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, received 56 percent of the vote, or 2,696 votes in yesterday’s runoff election. West had 44 percent of the vote, or 2,155 votes.
The Natchez Democrat reports Brown now faces Independent Bill Furlow and Republican Bob Buie in the June 5 general election.
Brown and West defeated incumbent Mayor Jake Middleton in the May 1 primary.