Thursday, December 5, 2013
Faulkner new state representative
By SUE WATSON
In his first bid for political office, John Faulkner won the state representative District 5 seat in the November 26 runoff election.
Official results show Faulkner receiving 1,013 votes, while his opponent, former Holly Springs mayor Andre’ DeBerry, had 862. The election fills the vacancy left by former state representative Kelvin Buck, who won the mayoral race in Holly Springs this year.
The District 5 position covers a large portion of Marshall County and three precincts in Benton County.
Faulkner said he will be sworn in sometime this month. The new legislative session starts Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Faulkner thanked the voters of Marshall and Benton counties for going to the polls twice.
“I thank all the residents who returned to the polls November 26 to help us finish what we started November 5,” he said. “I am honored to represent all the residents of the district.
“I look forward to working with all the people in my district to bring a better future to North Mississippi. Without your support we would not have been successful.
“I intend to demonstrate my sincerity and gratitude to all of you by working diligently as your state representative. I will work to prove to you all that I am worthy of the position you have entrusted to me.”
Faulkner said the people of District 5 are encouraged to work together with him to improve the quality of life in the area.
“I want to thank all the candidates in the first election and former mayor Andre’ DeBerry for a hard-fought and professional race in the run-off,” he said. “I look forward to working with all the candidates as a team to try to decide on the issues of our district.”
Faulkner can be reached by email at email@example.com.
The representative is a graduate of the Holly Springs High School Class of 1983. He is studying for a business degree at Strayer University.
Faulkner served as a nurse in the United States Army for 13 years, including a tour in Desert Storm and a tour in Germany.
The last 12 years he has served as program assistant and youth counselor for the Adolescent Offender Program (AOP) in Holly Springs. He also has a hobby as a DJ radio personality on FM 92.7.
He is the son of Celestine Faulkner and the late John C. Smith.
Faulkner lives in the Hernando Road area of Marshall County.
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