Former Columbus mayor to soon be Starkville alderman

Starkville Ward 3 alderman candidate Jeffrey Rupp is unopposed in the primary election and in the June general election.

Posted: Mar 30, 2021 5:20 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A former mayor in the Golden Triangle is back in politics. This time, he’s running for another office in another city.

Primary elections will be held on Tuesday, April 6. Starkville Ward 3 alderman candidate Jeffrey Rupp is unopposed in the primary election and in the June general election. 

This means he’ll soon serve on the Board of Aldermen. He’ll replace current alderman David Little.

Rupp previously served as the mayor of nearby Columbus. He left office in 2006 during his second term to work for Mississippi State University in Starkville.

“Each of those communities has their own personality and their own identity and their own set of strengths and challenges,” he said. “So, I’m approaching this a lot differently than I did in Columbus.”

Rupp plans to work on lowering taxes and fixing infrastructure in his ward.

Being unopposed gives him the opportunity to see what folks in his ward truly need help with.

“I have several months now to get up to speed and get smart on the challenges that is Starkville,” Rupp said. “I want to meet with department heads and find out what I can do as an alderman to help them deliver effective, efficient services to the citizens of Starkville.”

Rupp said he’s missed going door-to-door talking with voters. This because of the pandemic.

He hopes by May or early June he’ll be able to get out and meet more of his future constituents.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
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Hinds19888408
Harrison17489302
Rankin13311275
Jackson13097243
Madison9895210
Lee9856169
Jones8290160
Forrest7523146
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Lowndes6262144
Lamar610584
Lafayette6027117
Washington5280132
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Panola4442103
Pearl River4419139
Warren4280118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403675
Neshoba3987176
Lincoln3869108
Hancock372085
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322681
Pike3180104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296776
Copiah292965
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284668
Prentiss275659
Marion265779
Wayne261341
Leake261073
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Covington254580
Adams245882
Newton244859
George237847
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Attala213273
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175240
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158534
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126223
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120041
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81823
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 518899

Reported Deaths: 10712
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Mobile37763798
Madison33859494
Tuscaloosa25266443
Montgomery23962565
Shelby23106238
Baldwin20631300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14284311
Morgan14139268
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Limestone9811147
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Talladega8058171
Walker7087275
Jackson6754110
Autauga6723103
Blount6483135
Colbert6203130
Coffee5399112
Dale4767110
Russell428838
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia387674
Dallas3527149
Chambers3499122
Clarke346360
Marion3065100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256258
Marengo248661
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Pickens232959
Barbour224755
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Butler212266
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Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171440
Washington164038
Macon154548
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
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Wilcox124327
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Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99228
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