Ward 6 Alderman Dan Dillard qualifies for reelection

Published 12:06 am Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NATCHEZ — Ward 6 Alderman Dan Dillard has qualified for reelection to his current seat in the upcoming Natchez election.

Dillard qualified Jan. 11.

The qualification period for the 2016 municipal election opened Jan. 4 and will end March 10.

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Incumbent Mayor Butch Brown, former Adams County Board of Supervisors President Darryl Grennell and sitting Ward 4 Alderman Tony Fields are running for mayor.

In Ward 1, incumbent Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis qualified for reelection.

In Ward 2, Tamathy Dunn-Franklin, Billy Joe Frazier, and Brian Johnson qualified for the alderman seat recently vacated by Rickey Gray who was elected as an Adams County supervisor late last year.

Sarah Carter Smith qualified for re-election to her seat as Ward 3 alderwoman.

In Ward 4, Jeremy Houston, Edwin White and Felicia Rochelle Bridgewater Irving have qualified for the seat currently filled by Fields, who announced he is running for mayor.

Sitting Ward 5 Alderman Mark Fortenbery and challenger Benjamin Davis have qualified for the alderman seat.

Local attorney Carmen Brooks has qualified for municipal judge, a position for which incumbent Judge Jim Blough said last month he will not run in 2016.

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

The general election will be June 7.