Beard wins special election runoff for Columbus City Council

Unofficial results show Pierre Beard won Tuesday's runoff in the special election for one of the Columbus City Council's open seats.

Posted: Sep 10, 2019 10:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — Unofficial results show Pierre Beard won Tuesday's runoff in the special election for one of the Columbus City Council's open seats.

In the Ward 4 race, Beard received 356 votes while Kegdra Gray Gibbs received 251 votes.

Beard will serve the remainder of Fred Jackson's term.  Jackson resigned in July.

There is still one more City Council special election.

That's on September 24 to decide who should serve the rest of Gene Taylor's term representing Ward 1. The seat came open when Taylor died last month.

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