Mayor, alderman run-off in OB GOP primary - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Mayor, alderman run-off in OB GOP primary

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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (FOX13) -

Olive Branch voters could not decide on a unanimous winner in Tuesday's Republican mayoral and one of the Alderman ward primaries, forcing a run-off election May 21.

Municipalities across Mississippi held primary elections on Tuesday.

Art Shumway, Scott Phillips and Jessie Medlin all garnered nearly the same amount of votes. According to unofficial results, 1,566 votes were cast in favor of Shumway (32.28 percent), Phillips received 1,515 votes (31.23 percent), and Medlin secured 1,407 votes (29.00 percent).

A total of 4,851 votes were cast in the OB GOP mayoral primary.

Shumway and Phillips will race a run-off May 21 to represent the GOP ticket in the Olive Branch mayoral race. The winner of the run-off will advance to the June 4 general election.

UNOFFICIAL OLIVE BRANCH GOP PRIMARY RESULTS: http://content.foxtvmedia.com/whbq/OBGOPPrimaryReturnsMay72013.xls

In the Alderman war primaries, there will be a run-off election for Ward 1 where 33 votes separate the top two candidates, Don Tullos and Gil Earhart. Voters in OB's Ward 1 cast 538 votes for Tullos (49.68 percent) and 505 votes for Earhart (46.63 percent).

Tullos and Earhart will face off in the May 21 run-off.

Pat Hamilton won the Ward 2 Alderman race with 75.12 percent of the vote (764); Harold Henderson secured 400 votes for Ward 3 (53.33 percent); voters selected David Wallace (590 votes, 63.03 percent)) as alderman for Ward 4; and Mark Aldridge won the Ward 5 alderman seat with 342 votes (69.80 percent).

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MORE: Voter turnout varies in DeSoto County primary: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/22187033/voting-turnout-varies-in-desoto-county-primary

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