Gray, Rockette headed to runoff election in Water Valley mayor race

Published 9:52 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Water Valley mayoral candidates Donald Gray and Terry Rockette earned the most votes out of four candidates vying for the job as mayor during a special election Tuesday, according to the North Mississippi Herald.

Gray received the most votes with 329, and Rockette received 219 votes. The two will face off on Jan. 9 in a runoff election.

Candidates Mickey Howley and Herbie Rogers earned 204 and 121 votes respectively.

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There are approximately 20 affidavit ballots that will be examined Wednesday.

The mayor seat opened in November after then-Mayor Larry Hart announced his resignation that became effective Nov. 3.