Nothing changed in Clarksdale following Tuesday’s city election.
All four incumbent commissioners defeated their challengers and will maintain their seats on the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners.
Tuesday’s municipal election saw 2,296 ballots cast from the approximately 9,000 registered voters living in the city limits.
The following candidates won the Democratic Primary and there will be no runoff: Ward 1 Bo Plunk, Ward 2 Ken Murphey, Ward 3 Willie Turner, and Ward 4 Ed Seals. Candidates had to win the primary by 50-percent plus one vote.
There was no qualified candidate running against incumbent Mayor Chuck Espy in the Democratic primary. Espy will face Independent candidate Cassandra Wilson in the June General Election.
Democratic mayoral challenger Scotty Meredith did not qualify to run in Tuesday’s election and he has appealed both the Clarksdale Democratic Executive Committee and a Coahoma County Circuit Court's rulings to that effect to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Results from Tuesday's race have not been canvased by the DEC and the party Resolution Committee. That is expected to occur at 5 p.m. April 13 at City Hall in downtown Clarksdale.
Complete election results will be published in Wednesday’s Clarksdale Press Register and can be picked up at the office of the Press Register Wednesday afternoon or at newsstands around town Wednesday evening.