Mayor running again in Wesson
Mayor Alton Shaw has qualified as an incumbent in the Wesson municipal election, while Rosa Harris hopes to take his place.
They join the list of four in Wesson who have already qualified for seats. All candidates qualified so far in Wesson are running as independents since the city does not have an active Republican or Democratic party.
In Brookhaven, four more candidates have joined the race for municipal seats.
Shannon Moore of Crooked Lane has qualified as a Democrat for Ward 2 alderman and David McCoy of Hartman Street has qualified as a Democrat for Ward 6 alderman.
Troy Douglas of Pritchard Street and Marilyn Dow-Harris of North Jackson Street have both qualified for the alderman-at-large seat. Douglas qualified as Republican, while Dow-Harris qualified as a Democrat.
Joe Cox, inc. — Republican
Dorsey Cameron — Democrat
Elisa Corley Jr. — Democrat
Vernastine Byrd — Democrat
Danny Chatman — Democrat
Shannon Moore — Democrat
David Holloway — Democrat
Mary H. Wilson, inc. — Democrat
John Roberts Jr. — Republican
Jason Snider — Republican
Rusty Yates — Republican
Fletcher Grice, inc. — Republican
Shelley M. Harrigill — independent
David McCoy — Democrat
Andre D. Spiller — Democrat
Troy Douglas — Republican
Marilyn Dow-Harris — Democrat
Karen Sullivan, inc. — Republican
Bobby Bell, inc. — Democrat
Brookhaven Ward 1 Alderman Randy Belcher — Democrat
BPD Lt. Kenneth Collins —Democrat
Wesson: (all independents)Mayor
Alton Shaw, inc
John Welter, inc.
Billy Ellison, inc.
Rick Crockett, inc.
Individuals can submit their statement of intent at the Brookhaven City Clerk’s office through 5 p.m. March 3. Wesson candidates submit theirs to Wesson City Hall. It’s a $10 fee if an individual is running as a Republican or Democrat, which goes to the party. Those planning to run as independent must gather the signatures of 50 registered voters within the city limits. If the application is for an alderman seat, the signatures must come from the ward in which the candidate lives.
The primary election is May 2. If no one gets 50 percent of the vote plus one, there will be a runoff election, which will be May 16.
If there is a runoff, voters must stick with whatever party they voted in the primary. The general election is June 6. It will include the party primary winners and any independent candidates. Residents can register to vote in the municipal election up to 30 days prior to the election. That can be done in the Lincoln County Circuit Clerk’s office during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Brookhaven City Clerk’s office on Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Copiah County residents must register at the Copiah County Circuit Clerk’s office. Voter IDs can be obtained at either circuit clerk’s office.