Reginald Moore, incumbent Leflore County District 2 supervisor, has secured a spot on the ballot in the Nov. 5 general election.

Moore, who is seeking to retain his post, garnered 70% of the 814 votes cast for the Democratic nominee in Tuesday’s primary.

His opponents were Alonzo Evans, with 19% of the vote; Larry “Blue” Neal, with 6%; and Willie E.  Brown, with 4%. The vote totals do not include affidavit and absentee ballots. Moore will face independent candidate Lelavie Grayson Sr. in the general election.

“Tonight is historic; tonight is epic,” Moore said Tuesday night at the Leflore County Courthouse.

A field representative for U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Moore was appointed in December to fill the District 2 seat on the Leflore County Board of Supervisors that was held by his late father, Robert Moore, who died while in office.  

“The people of District 2 have spoken. I thank each and every resident of District 2 for supporting us,” Moore said.

Eric Mitchell,  the newly elected Democratic candidate for the District 4 seat, was also jubilant.

“I feel pretty good,” he said, adding that “still more work needs to be done.”

Walking out of the courthouse, Mitchell shook the hand of his opponent, T.W. Cooper. Mitchell got 57% of the 714 votes cast, compared to Cooper’s 42%.

Mitchell will face incumbent District 4 supervisor Wayne Self, an independent who was first elected in 1999 and is the president of the Board of Supervisors.

Incumbent District 5 Supervisor Robert Collins is one step closer to winning another term. He won the Democrat primary with  60% of the 740 votes cast. compared to the 40% for his opponent, Ulysses Kelly.

Collins will face independent candidates Derrick “Chitchy” Chambers and Kelvin “Hollywood”  Hilton in the Nov. 5 general election.

Both Debra Sanders, the county’s coroner, and Andrew McQueen, a constable serving the county’s Southern District, have been guaranteed another term in office.

Sanders secured 64% of the 2,885 votes cast and her opponent, Eddie Martin Jr., 36%.

McQueen was the winner with 70% of the 1,254 votes cast. His opponent, Chris Glass, got 30%.

Sanders and McQueen have no challengers in the general election.

Contact Gerard Edic at 581-7239 or gedic@gwcommonwealth.com.

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