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Kimble joins crowded field vying for Vicksburg mayor

Editor’s note: The Vicksburg Post only reports on those individuals who have qualified for the election. An individual is not an official candidate until they file their paperwork with the clerk’s office.

 

Friday afternoon saw a rush of residents throwing their name into Vicksburg’s upcoming municipal elections, including Warren County Constable Troy Kimble.

Kimble qualified Friday to run for Vicksburg mayor. Kimble joins former South Ward Alderman Willis Thompson and District 3 Supervisor Shawn Jackson as candidates in the Democratic Party primary on April 6. The winner of that primary will move on to the June 8 general election.

Kimble, who was elected constable in November 2018, nearly defeated North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield in the 2017 municipal elections. In that 2017 race, Kimble lost to Mayfield by less than 200 votes.

Kimble, in addition to serving as a constable, also works with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office.

The winner of the Democratic primary will join incumbent Mayor George Flaggs Jr., who is seeking his third term as mayor, and developer Daryl Hollingsworth, who filed his qualifying papers Friday.

Both Flaggs and Hollingsworth qualified as independents and will automatically be in the June 8 general election.

The deadline to qualify for the municipal elections is 5 p.m. Friday.

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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