Herring defeats Arnold, claims spot on Warren County Board of Supervisors

Published 8:40 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A wave that started in the party primaries in August continued Tuesday as another incumbent on the Warren County Board of Supervisors was unseated.

In the race for the District 1 seat on the Warren County Board of Supervisors, incumbent John Arnold was defeated by Ed Herring. Unofficial results Tuesday evening gave Herring a 926-vote victory.

“I feel really good. It’s been a lot of work and a lot of help from a lot of people,” Herring said. “It’s been a good night.”

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Herring lost to Arnold in the 2015 general election for District 1 supervisor.

“I think listening to the people; listening to their concerns and talking about their concerns,” Herring said as to why he believes he was victorious Tuesday. “I also believe that it was the attitude we adopted of not just going with the flow or excepting failure.”

Arnold was surprised by the size of Herring’s win.

“I am surprised that it was that big of a gap. I thought it would be closer,” Arnold said. “But, that is what elections are for; for people to elect people to represent them”

Arnold said he congratulated Herring and offered his help in any way.

“He will do a good job. He will provide good representation to the district,” Arnold said. With all of the boxes reporting, Herring received 1,985 votes to Arnold’s 1,059 votes. The unofficial totals do not include absentee votes. In District 1, a total of 208 absentee ballots were received.

During the August primaries, incumbent Charles Selmon lost his re-election bid for District 3, while incumbent John Carlisle lost his re-election bid for District 4.

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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