Voters in two wards return to polls on Tuesday
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:00 AM
Voters in Wards 1 and 4 will return to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for aldermen in the second party primaries.
In Ward 1, Republican voters will chose between Josh Gamblin and Woody Reed.
In Ward 4, Democratic voters will chose between Bobbie Jackson and incumbent Cecil Nichols.
Voters in Wards 2 and 3 elected their aldermen nominees during the first primary.
Nominees for mayor and alderman-at-large were also elected in the first primary.
Gamblin received 222 votes in the May 7 primary while Reed polled 151 votes in certified returns. The winner on Tuesday will face Democrat John Cooke in the June 4 general election.
Others in the race were Laura Bailey, 87, and Judy Joyner Caverhill, 40.
Nichols polled 175 votes in the first primary for Ward 4 alderman, while Jackson tallied 161.
There is no Republican opposition for the position.
Others in the race were Mary D. Griffin with 120 votes and Rudolph Tatum with 85.
Republican Jim Fulton won the Ward 2 alderman race with 310 votes over Wright Griffis, 213. There is no Democratic opposition in the race.
In Ward 3, Democrat James Tatum narrowly defeated incumbent Ronnie Jenkins, 123-113.
There is not Republican opposition for Ward 3 alderman.
Voters citywide will return to the polls for the general election, when the ballot will also include candidates for mayor and alderman-at-large.
The liquor referendum will also be on the June 4 ballot.
Roy White defeated Joe Tullos, 751 to 557, to win the Republican nomination for mayor.
He will face incumbent Mayor James A. Young, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Leroy Clemons defeated Jerry Smith, 673 to 236, to win the Democratic nomination for alderman-at-large.
He will face Willie Jackson, who was unopposed in the Republican primary.