Houlka election set for April 3

By Lisa Voyles/Chickasaw Journal

The Town of New Houlka has set the date for a special mayoral election.

Voters will go to the polls April 3 to elect a mayor to finish out the rest of this term. The election was prompted by the resignation of Mayor Jo Higginbotham, who left the position for personal and health concerns.

City Clerk Gay Williams confirmed the Board of Aldermen had set the special election for the first Tuesday in April and qualifying papers are currently being accepted.

Those interested in the position must be a registered voter in the Town of New Houlka and have been a resident for no less than one year. Qualifiers must file a letter of intent with the clerk. 15 signatures from registered voters are also required. There is no fee for application.

The Town of New Houlka, population 719, works under the Mayor-Council model of government with one Mayor and five council members on the Board of Aldermen.

For information or to qualify, call 568-2746 or go by City Hall at 301 West Front Street in the former BancorpSouth location.