Sumrall special election set for Aug. 15By BUSTER WOLFE,
Sumrall residents have until Wednesday to qualify to fill the Alderman-at-large seat on the Board of Aldermen after the winner of the June 6 General Election had to resign.
Sumrall Mayor Heath Sumrall said George Trihoulis – who won the three-way election – resigned July 3 because his previous employment wouldn’t allow him to serve on the Board.
The special election will be held in Sumrall on Aug. 15 at the held at the Lamar County Voting Precinct at 95 Center Ave.
Each candidate is required by law to qualify by 5 p.m. on July 26. Each candidate shall qualify by petition filed with the City Clerk that must be signed by not less than 50 qualified electors.
In case no one receives a majority of the votes for the seat, a runoff election will be held Sept. 5.
Trihoulis collected 197 votes (42 percent), followed by incumbent Ward 3 Alderman James Burnham with 160 (34 percent) and Adam Grimsley with 112 (24 percent).
Mayor Sumrall said Grimsley is the only qualifier in the race so far, but others have taken the paperwork.