UPDATE: Wiseman takes Starkville mayor nomination

STARKVILLE – Twenty-eight-year-old Parker Wiseman takes one step closer to a life’s dream to be his hometown’s mayor.

Tuesday, the fledgling attorney took the Democratic runoff with 1,649 votes against Matt Cox, a 39-year-old property re-developer, with 1,570.

The two handily unseated incumbent Mayor Dan Camp in the May 5 primary. Cox led Wiseman by 180 votes in that contest.

“I love Starkville,” said Wiseman as he exited City Hall vote-counting about 9:30 p.m. “This town is at the heart of everything I am.”

Tuesday’s win over Cox “puts me one step closer to having an opportunity to serve,” said the Starkville High and Mississippi State graduate.

He faces Republican Marnita Henderson, 66, in the June 2 general election.

Read Wednesday’s Daily Journal for more details.

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