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West Point elected city's first Black mayor

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WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - Former West Point Selectman Rod Bobo cruised to victory Tuesday to become the city's first Black mayor.

Unofficial results show Bobo got 87 percent of the vote. Homer Ryland Junior came away with 13 percent.

"I would also like to be recorded as the most effective and efficient mayor," said Bobo. "The very first thing that I want to do is unite this community. As you know, it will take all of us going forward for us to accomplish our objectives, so that will be the very first thing that I want to get accomplished."

Bobo will replace Robbie Robinson, who decided against seeking a third term as mayor.

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