Mayfield wins re-election bid as city’s North Ward Alderman

Published 8:05 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021

rom the first reported precinct, there was little doubt that incumbent North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield would earn re-election, earning a fifth term on the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

During the Democratic Party primary Tuesday, Mayfield defeated challenger Alfred Webb 833-334, sweeping each of the six precincts that are included in the North Ward.

Even though Tuesday’s race was declared a primary, it is the final challenge for Mayfield since there is not a Republican or independent awaiting him on June’s general election ballot.

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After the final results were announced, Mayfield thanked those who supported him.

“It goes without saying it is a great feeling and I am honored and blessed the North Ward has chosen me to represent them,” Mayfield said.

This is Mayfield’s eighth time to run for election and his eighth victory. The first three races were for the Warren County Board of Supervisors, where Mayfield represented District 2. 

Webb said he appreciated the opportunity to run.

“It was good to try something new,” Webb, an accountant at Ameristar Casino, said. “I want to congratulate my opponent and hope he continues to be successful.”

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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