Banks earns re-election to Board of Supervisors

Published 9:35 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019

With the Warren County Board of Supervisors already assured to welcome a majority of new members next year, William Banks will bring experience back to the board.

The voters in District 2 overwhelmingly supported Banks’ re-election bid, giving him another term over challenger Stan Collins.

In unofficial results, Banks earned just over 60 percent of the vote.

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“I had plenty of confidence I was going to win because I have been doing my job all the time, and the people always told me that as long I was doing a good job they had no problems with me,” Banks said. “I am going to continue to work for (District 2 residents). I am dedicated to doing my job and I will always be working to do the best of my ability to make the best decisions possible to move District 2 forward.”

As for the change to the make-up of the board, Banks said his experience will be an asset to those joining the board. Ed Herring in District 1, Shawn Jackson in District 3 and Kelle Barfield in District 5 all were elected for the first time Tuesday..

“With the new supervisors it looks like I would be the most experienced one and I plan to help them as much as I can,” Banks said.

With all of the boxes in his district reporting, Banks received 1,448 votes, compared to Collins’ 623 votes. Those vote totals do not include absentee votes.

A message left for Collins Tuesday evening was not returned.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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