Posts Tagged ‘political campaign’

Virginia GOP attacks former GreenTech chairman in heated governors race

TUNICA — New developments in a federal investigation of a program that offers U.S. visas to foreign investors have Virginia Republicans attacking Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and the electric-car firm he headed with a plant in Mississippi and ties to China. The Associated Press reported yesterday that President Barack Obama’s pick for the Homeland […] [...]

Campaign workers continue to sift through ballots in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Campaign workers for Dave Ware who came out 37 votes short of being elected mayor of Hattiesburg have wrapped up their inspection of the ballots. Mayor Johnny DuPree’s campaign workers are doing the same thing today. The Hattiesburg American reports Dupree must be finished by midnight today because state law allows a 12-day […] [...]

Commissioners toss coin to decide alderman election

RIENZI — Harold W. Palmer has won a coin toss and the election to an alderman’s post in Rienzi. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials learned this past week from the Secretary of State’s Office that the tie vote between Palmer, with 45 votes, and Melissa Bearden Morgan, 45 votes, had to be […] [...]

Incumbent mayors lose in Meridian, Southaven

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An attorney and former civil rights activist was elected Jackson’s mayor yesterday, while Southaven’s controversial mayor has been defeated for re-election after four terms, according to unofficial returns. In Jackson, the Clarion-Ledger reports Councilman Chokwe Lumumba (pronounced SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) was elected mayor. The newspaper reported that with most precincts reporting, Lumumba received […] [...]

Newest city’s first election draws plenty of candidates

BYRAM — There are 20 names on tomorrow’s ballot for the first municipal election in Mississippi’s newest city. Three of them want to become the first mayor of Byram. There are two at-large candidates for the Board of Alderman, four candidates in Ward 1, three in Ward 6, and two each in Wards 2-5. The […] [...]

Election called when leaders face no opposition

by Associated Press Published: June 2,2013

Tags: alderman, city government, election, mayor, political campaign, vote, voter, Voting

MADISON — Madison residents won’t be heading to the polls Tuesday along with voters in neighboring communities. There’s no need for an election in the Mississippi city because the mayor and seven Board of Aldermen members aren’t facing any opposition. The Clarion-Ledger reports that a Mississippi state law holds that municipalities shouldn’t hold a general election […] [...]

Diamondhead attorney wins election for vacant House seat

DIAMONDHEAD — Gulf Coast attorney Patricia Willis has won the state House of Representatives District 95 special election. Complete, but unofficial, returns show Willis received 52.4 percent of the vote in yesterday’s election to defeat three other candidates. The 60-year-old Willis, from Diamondhead, is an attorney and Waveland city prosecutor. House District 95 includes parts […] [...]

ACLU sends property association letter about free speech

by MBJ Staff Published: May 15,2013

Tags: civil liberty, freedom of speech, legal, letter, political campaign, Politics

DIAMONDHEAD — The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi has sent an open letter to the Diamondhead Property Owners Association (POA) on behalf of several residents of the City of Diamondhead who have complained that the POA’s rules, regulations and covenants do not permit them to display political yard signs or engage in door-to-door campaigning. […] [...]

Mayoral candidate wants to talk to auditor about boat trips

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County Supervisor John McKay says the deep-sea fishing trips he took in 2012 with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are now an issue in his race for mayor of Ocean Springs. McKay, a Republican, tells The Sun Herald he wants to talk to State Auditor Stacey Pickering about the trips. […] [...]

Some incumbent mayors starting to look for new job today

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Most Mississippi cities elect mayors this year, and party primaries yesterday narrowed the fields of candidates. Primary runoffs are May 21. The general election is June 4, with mayoral terms beginning July 1. A candidate must win 50 percent plus one to avoid a runoff, and otherwise the top two vote-getters advance. […] [...]

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