Over 100 New Mayors
The recent municipal elections in Mississippi held quite a few surprises, the biggest of which for me was the number of incumbent mayors not reelected. Although I’m still attempting to determine the exact number in that category I can tell you that there are over 100 “new” mayors. I say “new” because there were a couple of instances where a former mayor ran again and was elected, Harvey Johnson of Jackson being the most well-known of these. There are approximately 327 municipalities in Mississippi, which means that almost a third of them have new mayors. That’s quite a percentage.