Two more leave DH council elections
By Dwayne Bremer
Mar 22, 2013, 16:53
Two candidates for municipal offices in Diamondhead withdrew their name from consideration this week, City Clerk Sue Foster said Friday.
Foster said Robert J. Esher (Ward Two) and Jim Brumfield (Ward Three) have both bowed out of the race.
Absentee voting in Diamondhead begins on Monday.
Those wishing to vote absentee can do so at city hall at 5000 Diamondhead Circle. Voters who are out of town can contact city hall at 228-222-4626 to have ballots mailed to them, officials said.
Mississippi elections are conducted on the party-primary system.
Winners of the respective primaries will face the other party's candidates and Independent candidates in the general election.
Independents do not have to go through the first round of elections and are automatically listed on the general election ticket.
This year's Republican, Democratic, and Constitutional party primaries will take place on May 7. Runoff elections, if any, will be held on May 21 and the general election will be on June 4.
Voters have until April 7 to register at the Hancock County Circuit Clerk's office on Main Street in Bay St. Louis.
Despite Esher and Brumfield's withdraw, a plethora of candidates remains for Diamondhead's five city council and mayor seats.
Diamondhead candidates include:
*Mayor: Chuck Ingraham (R), Tommy Schafer (R), Carl Necaise (R), and John Fletcher (I).
*Councilman-At-Large: Ernie Knobloch (R), Kenneth Edmonds (R), and Ken Overstreet (Constitutional).
*Ward One: Hank Holcomb (R), Joseph G. Lopes Jr. (R), and Alvin J. Walsh III (R).
*Ward Two: Blaine Lafontaine (R), Eric Allen Nolan (R) and Joe Murray (R).
*Ward Three: Michael Schaefer (I), Dominic Palisi (R), Kenny Schmitt (R), and Thomas Sislow (R).
*Ward Four: Ron Rech (R), J.C. Price (R) and Jeffrey Chastain (R).