BALDWYN | Two more names were added to the list of qualifiers by the deadline Friday for April’s municipal election in Baldwyn, giving voters a full list to choose from this year as every local race is being contested.
All candidates qualified on the Democratic ticket, meaning each race will either be decided either in the April 6 primary or in the April 27 runoff. None of the city races will advance to the June 8 general election.
In the race for mayor, three-term incumbent Mayor Michael James will be once again facing a challenge from Roslynn Clark. Clark ran against James in 2017.
Alderman at Large Lynda B. Conlee will now be challenged for the position by Sherri M. Buse, who qualified late last week.
In Ward 1, incumbent Lee Bowdry is being challenged for the post by Angeleque Agnew Beene and Rhyne Howell.
In Ward 2, incumbent Tom Nelson is being challenged by Pamela McKinney Green and Tonya Goodwin Billips.
Ward 3 will be guaranteed a new alderman as incumbent Barbara Warren opted to not run again for the position. Those looking to succeed Warren include Lamar Anderson, William “Bird” Agnew, Peggy Grice, Lakeisha Eades Isabell and Phil Rowan.
In Ward 4, Tammie C. Waters added her name to the list by Friday to challenge incumbent Ricky Massengill and Beverly Eckford for the post.
In the race for Police Chief, incumbent longtime chief Troy Agnew has at least one challenger, Roy Ragin.