A pair of lifelong Southside residents have joined the crowded race for the Ward 1 city council seat.
Six candidates have qualified so far for the Ward 1 city council vacancy.
A special election for the Ward 1 council position is officially slated for Sept 24.
The certified results from Starkville’s June 6 election show Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver won a third term by 19 votes, but the total votes from Ward 1’s race were drastically reduced after an erroneous report.
Affidavits will presumably decide a tight Starkville mayor’s race following Tuesday’s Democratic primary runoff.
Ward 1 voters will head back to the polls May 16 to decide Republican Primary between challenger Jason Camp and incumbent Alderman Ben Carver after party officials rejected a previously accepted affidavit ballot Monday.
Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver now has a one-vote lead over his Republican challenger, Jason Camp, after party executives accepted two previously rejected affidavit ballots Thursday.
Citizens will have an opportunity this evening to voice their concerns about crime and safety in Columbus.
Starkville’s Ward 1 alderman seat is set to become the first board-level position challenged in next year’s municipal election cycle as Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jason Camp confirmed he will run against incumbent Ben Carver in May’s Republican Primary.
Many residents at a community meeting regarding the possibility of closing six railroad crossings in Southside seemed to have made their minds up before they got to the gathering. The crossings need to be repaired, they said, but closing them would be a problem.