Mayor Kelvin Buck
Buck wins second term
Kelvin Buck was re-elected to a second term as mayor of Holly Springs during a runoff election Tuesday.
Buck defeated the challenger, former mayor Andre DeBerry, by an unofficial total of 1,094 votes to 966, a difference of 128 votes.
“I’m very grateful for all the support we’ve gotten,” said Buck, accepting hugs after the announcement of the results. “It was a hard-fought race. Hopefully, we can come together, work hard and continue to move our city forward. I’m just thankful for all of the support.”
City clerk Belinda Sims Hollowell said there are 18 affidavit ballots which will be reviewed by the Democratic Executive Committee on Wednesday.
The unofficial totals by ward on Tuesday were Ward 1 - Buck 151, DeBerry 217; Ward 2 - Buck 245, DeBerry 328; Ward 3 - Buck 362, DeBerry 186; and Ward 4 - Buck 336, DeBerry 235.
The city’s aldermen were decided during the May 2 primary. Four are incumbents – alderman at-large Tim Liddy, Ward 1’s Bernita Fountain-Lowe, Ward 3’s Mark Miller and Ward 4’s Christy Owens. New to the board will be Lennell Lucas, representing Ward 2. Incumbent Sharon Gipson did not seek re-election.
The four-year term for city elected officials will begin July 1.