ELECTION 2018: Southerland wins, Terrett leads; Kimble elected Constable

Published 10:24 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Assistant 9th Judicial District Attorney Marcie Southerland will follow Judge John Price on the bench as county and youth court judge.

A total of 13,984 voters turned out to cast ballots in the county judge’s race and other local and state races. The vote totals do not include the 1,146 absentee ballots cast in the election. The absentee ballots will be counted Wednesday.

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According to unofficial results, Southerland received 7,046 votes to defeat county prosecutor Richard “Ricky” Johnson, who received 5,767 votes in the Tuesday general election. Judge Price is retiring from the bench and did not seek re-election.

“I am very excited,” Southerland said. “I am humbled by the support and the love of this community that has been shown to me throughout this campaign and actually through my 35 years of public service to Warren County.”

She said she will continue as an assistant district attorney for the next few weeks before making the transition to county and youth court.

She said one of her first moves after taking office will be to create an adolescent and family drug court, which was one of her campaign promises.

“That is a priority of mine. From there, this is brand new to me tonight; I just appreciate everyone’s support and the votes today and just look forward to serving Warren County.”

County Court Judge

County judge was one of three local races. In the race for 9th District Circuit judge Place 1, Municipal Judge Toni Walker Terrett led assistant district attorney Angela Carpenter by 439 votes, 1,965 votes to 1,526 in Warren County. The 9th District covers Sharkey and Issaquena counties, and election results from those two counties were not available Tuesday night.

Central Constable

In the race for Central District constable, Troy Kimble received 2,055 votes to 1,637 for incumbent Mario Grady to return to office. Kimble was serving as constable and resigned to take a position with the Clarksdale Police Department and later returned to Vicksburg. Grady was appointed to fill Kimble’s uncompleted term.

“I’m just thankful for all the hard work people have put in in helping me to return to the office of constable, and seeing this process come to fruition,” he said. “It’s great to be home with all that my family has been through. I’m ready to get back to work and continue where I left off.”

“I’m thankful to the voters and extremely thankful for the support I received in Warren County,” Terrett said. “I will have a broader venue to serve the community and I hope I will be able to better help the community as circuit judge.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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