(WTVA) — Tupelo's municipal primary eliminated one of the candidates for mayor, a councilman in Columbus lost his bid for re-election and the general election is set in West Point to decide who should be the new mayor.
Lee County Supervisor Todd Jordan defeated Councilman Markel Whittington 54 percent to 46 percent in Tuesday's GOP primary for Tupelo mayor. Jordan will face Democrat Victor Fleitas in the June 8 general election.
Columbus Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin lost his bid for re-election in the Republican primary to businesswoman Jacqueline DiCicco. DiCicco got 72 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. She won the seat since there are no challengers in the general election.
Former Selectman Rod Bobo won the Democratic primary for West Point mayor and will face two candidates in the June general election.
There are two races in the Golden Triangle that likely won't be decided until next week.
In Starkville, Austin Check and Kevin Daniels ended the evening in a tie in the Republican primary for Ward 4 alderman.
The Democratic primary for the Columbus City Council in Ward 4 has former Councilman Marty Turner with a one-vote lead over Patricia Ann Douglas.
Any remaining ballots in those two races likely won't be counted until next week.
Some incumbent mayors went down to defeat Tuesday. That includes Baldwyn's Michael James, Farmington's Dale Fortenberry, Fulton's Barry Childers and Okolona's Sherman Carouthers. Also going down to defeat was Baldwyn Police Chief Troy Agnew.
Saltillo's Rex Smith is behind Alderman Copey Grantham by 16 votes. Grantham said on Facebook there are 22 votes to be counted Wednesday.
In the lone special election, Charles Scott defeated Doug Stone in a runoff for Aberdeen mayor. Scott will serve the remainder of Maurice Howard's term.