By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal
NETTLETON – A special election is slated next Tuesday in Nettleton to fill the seat left vacant by Alderman Doug Brown when he resigned Jan. 5.
Nettleton Ward 2 residents will choose between Gail Senter and Jimmy Taylor to fill the position.
Senter is a a lifetime resident of Nettleton, serving 28 years as a teacher in the Nettleton School District and 15 years as a volunteer EMT and firefighter.
“I just think the people know me well and I want what’s best for Nettleton,” Senter said. “I think they know I’m someone who would listen to what they have to say.”
Taylor, who said he also is eyeing a run for the mayor’s office, has lived in Nettleton for the past 20 years.
He served 33 years in the military, retiring as a brigadier general, and 15 years as the co-owner of Tupelo Tool and Die.
He began his tool and die career at Walker Manufacturing in Aberdeen, starting as an apprentice and working his way up to distribution manager.
“I feel like that qualifies me to be an alderman,” Taylor said. “I feel like it qualifies me for mayor too and my plan is to run for mayor too.”
Residents of Ward 2 can vote Feb. 21 at the Lions Club building on Finney Avenue.