Former County Supervisor Darryl Grennell qualifies to run for Natchez mayor

Published 12:04 am Friday, January 8, 2016

NATCHEZ — Former President of Adams County Board of Supervisors Darryl Grennell qualified Wednesday to run for mayor of Natchez in the upcoming election.

Grennell represented district 4 on the board of supervisors for 19 years and did not seek reelection. His term as supervisor ended Dec. 31.

Ward 4 Alderman Tony Fields qualified Monday for the race.

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The qualification period began Monday and ends March 10.

Incumbent Ward 1 Alderwoman Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis and incumbent Ward 5 Alderman Mark Fortenbery have qualified to run for reelection.

In Ward 2, Tamathy Dunn-Franklin and Billy Joe Frazier seek the seat recently vacated by Rickey Gray, who successfully ran for a seat on the county’s board of supervisors. Gray’s city position is currently filled by Mary Lee Toles.

In Ward 4, Jeremy Houston, Edwin White, and Felicia Irving qualified for the seat currently held by Fields.

In Ward 5, Benjamin Davis qualified for the seat held by Mark Fortenbery.

Attorney Carmen Brooks qualified in the municipal judge election.

The partisan primaries will be May 10 and runoffs, if needed, will be May 24.

The general election will be June 7.