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Reynolds Earns Victory In Mayor’s Race

Tommy Reynolds checks the numbers on the computer after the votes were tallied Tuesday night in the special election for mayor in Water Valley.

WATER VALLEY – Former longtime state lawmaker Tommy Reynolds clinched a victory in Tuesday’s special election for mayor following heavy turnout for a single-ticket ballot.

According to unofficial election results, Reynolds led the ticket with 599 votes, followed by Ron Hart with 183 votes and Terry Rockette with 64 votes according to unofficial results.

No stranger to politics, Reynolds was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1979 and represented Yalobusha County for 44 years. He left office as a state representative just over a year ago after deciding not to seek a 12th term.

Reynolds campaigned on bringing his tireless work ethic to city government and pledged address infrastructure challenges in the city while working with state and federal partners.

“You cannot overstate the possibilities of Water Valley. I appreciate what Water Valley has done for me tonight and through the years. The people in Water Valley has always been here for me and I always want to be here for them,” he told the Herald Tuesday night.

Reynolds will take office Friday or early next week and serve the remaining 16 months of the term that was vacated by Donald Gray, who stepped down as mayor in December to take office as Yalobusha County Chancery Clerk. The mayor’s seat and all five aldermen seats will be on the ballot next May and the new term will start in July.

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  1. Marcus Spearman on February 13, 2024 at 10:43 pm

    Congrats Tommy

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