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Runoff election in Poplarville

A runoff for the vacant seat on the Poplarville Board of Aldermen will be held Tuesday.

Because no candidate received 50 percent plus one vote during the Aug. 26 election, a runoff election is being held at Poplarville’s City Hall on Sept. 9. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Four candidates initially ran for the seat vacated by former alderman Randy Brown after an Attorney General’s opinion determined Brown’s service on the Board of Aldermen created a conflict of interest due to his employment with the Biloxi Police Department. Only two will head to the runoff.

The candidates in the runoff include Stephanie Bounds, who received  143 votes, or 35 percent, and David Glenn Bolin who received 106 votes, or 26 percent in the election held last month.

Both candidates submitted written statements to the Item shortly after the initial election.

 “I want to thank everyone who came out to vote in the Board of Alderman election on August 26. It is such an honor to have your support in this election. I am humbled that you would place your faith and trust in me. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and I will represent you with the utmost honesty and courage. I am asking that you show your support in the run-off election on September 9 so that I may continue on my quest to serve the citizens of Poplarville,” Bolin said in a written statement.

Stephanie Bounds also submitted a statement.

“I would like to take this time to thank all of those who voted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in the special election for Board of Aldermen for the City of Poplarville. This seat on the Board of Aldermen is very important to all of the citizens of our city. It must be filled with an energetic and innovative leader who has the city of Poplarville and its citizen’s best interest in mind. I know that I am the best candidate for the job and I look forward to working for the people of Poplarville,” Bounds said in her written statement.