Another special election set for Aberdeen

A special election will happen next month to fill the vacant Ward 2 spot in Aberdeen.

Posted: Dec 29, 2017 3:24 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) – A special election will take place in Aberdeen on January 30 for the Ward 2 seat on the Board of Aldermen.

Last week, aldermen voted to remove Cloyd Garth, Jr., from the seat he was elected to during a special election in September.

The vote came after the attorney general issued an opinion stating Garth could not serve as an alderman and an interim school superintendent in another county.

The opinion said holding both positions violated the separation of power statutes in the Mississippi constitution.

The city currently has another vacant seat on the board. The runoff to determine the winner in a special election in Ward 4 is scheduled for January 9.

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