Moss Point board of alderman calls for special election

A special election will be held in Moss Point come January, and the city is encouraging locals with leadership potential to apply.

The Ward Four alderman seat is now vacant since former Alderman Ennit Morris claimed Jackson County’s District 2 Supervisor seat.

On January 6th, the polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sue Ellen Recreation Center. The term has about three-and-a-half years left before it expires.

Those interested in qualifying must get 50 backing signatures from residents of the ward. Those interested must qualify by December 17th.

A runoff will take place three weeks later if there is no majority vote. Moss Point Mayor Billy Knight said, “Well we’re really looking for someone that really understands what their ward needs — the needs of their ward, the needs of people of their ward, and understands government. You know, we need someone who really understands what government is about. And of course, we need someone who’s going to be a team player. We’re all in this together, and we’re all working toward the same goals. So, we’re looking for someone who’s going to be a team player, and understand their ward’s needs.”

Only one person has qualified for the election so far.

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