Waveland community comes together to meet candidates for upcoming elections
Over the weekend, Waveland residents got the chance to meet and greet candidates for the upcoming mayoral and aldermen elections.
The community ate breakfast with 20 candidates and first responders at American Legion Post 77 on Saturday.
Each candidate was given three minutes to talk about their platform and vision for the city, followed by questions from residents.
The primaries for these elections are October 4th and, if necessary, a runoff is scheduled for October 25th. The general election will be held on December 6th.
James Lafler, vice commander of American Legion Post 77, says they hold this event to put all candidates in one room together to address public concerns. “It’s a good opportunity to come out and meet them and know what their future plans are for our city. You talk about electing folks that’s going to run your city for the next four years. So, it’s really important. There are a lot of things in our city that we want to move forward since Katrina. It’s very important that we get the right people in place to move our city forward.”
The polling location for all elected positions is the Waveland Fire Department located at 307 Coleman Avenue from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.