Ridgeland voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect two aldermen


Ridgeland voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect two aldermen.

The alderman-at-large and Ward 2 seats are contested.

Democrat Poteat Medley will face incumbent Republican Alderman-at-Large D.I. Smith.

Ward 2 incumbent Republican Chuck Gautier will face Democratic challenger Walter Young Jr.

Republican Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee had no opponent and will serve his ninth term as mayor.

All other incumbent aldermen in Ridgeland ran unopposed as Republicans.

A resolution passed by the Ridgeland Mayor and Board of Aldermen in April temporarily allows the 345 residents eligible to vote in a newly annexed area along W County Line Road to vote in Ward 1 and for alderman-at-large.

Ward 1 Alderman Ken Heard is unopposed but new residents can vote in the contested alderman-at-large race.

Polling places are as follows:

• Ward 1 — Highland Colony Baptist Church
• Ward 2 — First United Methodist Church
• Ward 3 — Trace Ridge Baptist Church
• Ward 4 — Colonial Heights Baptist Church
• Ward 5 — Mt. Charity Baptist Church

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