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Runoff election results for vacant council seat in Columbus

The winner of the runoff election will fill the remaining term of former councilman Gene Taylor.

Posted: Oct 15, 2019 10:04 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2019 9:20 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - On Tuesday, voters in Columbus cast their ballots in a runoff special election for the vacant Ward 1 council seat. 

Unofficial results show Ethel Taylor Stewart pulling in 60.80 percent of the votes. 


Gene Taylor | Photo: City of Columbus

Liz Terry came in with 39.20 percent of the votes. 

City officials said a small number of affidavit ballots would need to be counted, but that would not change the winner. 

Stewart will fill former councilman Gene Taylor's term. Taylor died earlier this year.

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