Stokes wins back Ward 3 city council seat - - Jackson, MS

Stokes wins back Ward 3 city council seat

Kenneth Stokes   Source: WLBT Kenneth Stokes Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Kenneth Stokes has won back the Jackson City Council Ward 3 seat, pulling 62% of the vote in a special election that included eight candidates.

Stokes held the seat from 1989 until 2012, when he resigned after being elected to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.

He decided to run for his old seat when his wife, Larita Cooper Stokes resigned after being elected a Hinds County Judge in late 2014.

We caught up with Stokes at Cornerstone Baptist Church Tuesday night where he told us the things he will like to work on for Ward 3 residents. 

"We got to deal with employment, you got crime and abandoned houses because of the lack of employment," explained Stokes. "A lot of people and a lot of businesses make money on Jackson. I'm talking millions but yet they won't employ people who live in Jackson. We also have to focus on water issues in Ward 3. Water must stay affordable, we need to find a better way to appeal water bills. Once we deal with that issue, make sure that all citizens have an opportunity to have water in this city, then we can deal with things like Farish Street." Stokes will hold his position as Hinds County Supervisor until he's officially sworn in.

The final totals are:

Candidate Vote totalPercentage
Kenneth I. Stokes1,10862.14%
Lawrence Anderson, Jr.   24213.57%
David L. Archie   15108:47%
Albert Wilson   10005.61%
Pam Greer     7704.32%
Jarvis Williams
LaTonya R. Vann     3101.7%
Gwendolyn Chapman     2401.35%

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