Published on February 20th, 2012 | by TLV News0
Ward 6 Election Headed For Runoff
By: Carver Rayburn
The hotly contested Special Election for Ward 6 Alderman race came down to two votes. If those votes had gone Katie Morrison’s way, there would not be a need for a runoff election. Instead, Morrison’s 299 votes gave her 49.75 percent of the total, just shy of the 50 percent plus one vote needed for a win.
Morrison will face Oxford native Jason Bailey in a special runoff election on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Bailey claimed 290 votes, or 48.25 percent. Liz Barrett received 11 votes and there was one write-in vote cast.
The special election is being held to fill the seat vacated by former Alderman Brad Mayo. Mayo was elected to state congress in 2011.