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Primary election for mayor, city council members scheduled for Oct. 5


GREENVILLE, Mississippi — Five people have qualified for run for the Greenville mayor's office.

The party primary election for mayor and city council members in Oct. 5.

City Clerk Amelia Wicks tells the Delta Democrat-Times (http://bit.ly/1gPRBwh ) that the mayoral candidates are Democrats Errick Simmons and Lamon Earl Diamond Jr.; and independents George Bozier, Ann Lathom Hollowell and Paul Mathis.

If necessary, primary runoffs will be Oct. 19. The general election is Dec. 14 and runoffs, if needed, will be Dec. 28. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mayor John Cox announced in February that he was not running for re-election.

Cox won a special election in October 2012, a month after his predecessor, Chuck Jordan, stepped down.

Cox's current term ends Jan. 1, 2016.

Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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