WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- West Point residents had the choice of voting between two candidates when they went to the polls Tuesday.
In the past, Robbie Robinson won multiple elections as Clay County Chancery Clerk. But, Tuesday night Robinson won his first race for West Point mayor.
"There was just an outpouring of enthusiasm. I was humbled by the response and actually the vote I received," Robinson said.
Robinson will be sworn-in on July 1 as the new mayor.
The newly-elected mayor says he has plans to continue to work with economic development leaders with hopes of trying to attract more industries and more jobs to the city.
"We're at a pivotal point here in West Point with Yokohama Tire coming. Things are looking up, and I think everybody they want to move on, and we want to make this the gem that it is," he stated.
Local residents who voted for him say they have confidence Robinson will move the city in the right direction.
"We're very excited that Robbie is the new mayor of West Point. We're looking forward to the future with him leading us, and we're looking forward to Yokohama coming to West Point," said Kay White.
"We're very pleased that Robbie is going to be our new mayor. He is going to take West Point to a new higher place, and that new tire company is also going to brighten the future here in West Point," agreed Deionne Lenoir.
"We're thrilled! I think Robbie is going to do an awesome job. Everybody knows Robbie. He was chancery clerk for like 30 years, so he knows the county. He knows the economy," said Valed Carmichael, owner of Culin-Arts.
"We've had a tough time. But, I really think things are moving forward. We've got some great food businesses in town, you know, so everything is moving forward. And, it's a great thing to see happening," Janice Brasfield stated.
Robinson is now working on his agenda.