Southaven Voters Head to Polls With Minds Made Up

Southaven Voters Head to Polls With Minds Made Up

Three candidates are vying for Southaven mayor. Two are political newcomers. The third is embattled Mayor Greg Davis, who is fighting for re-election.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (localmemphis.com) - It's Election Day in DeSoto County. In Southaven, it is one of the most anticipated elections in years.

One race is the reason why. Three candidates are vying for Southaven mayor. Two are political newcomers. The third is embattled Mayor Greg Davis, who is fighting for re-election.

Southaven is expecting a record number of voters this election. Most of the people we talked with have one race in mind.

"Voting for the mayor," says Willa Ebert.

"I'm ready to vote," says Ken Holmes. "To vote for the mayor," adds his wife Bonnie.

It's one of the most talked about races in Southaven's history, mainly because of the legal troubles involving Davis.

"Regardless of what happens at least we've sparked enough interest to get voters to the polls," Davis says. He's spending the day traveling from precinct to precinct "standing out waving as people come into vote. Hopefully we make them aware to get out and vote."

The polls are lined with campaign signs, many of them belong to Davis.

"We had some crews put out some signs last night," he says. "As people drive by we want to remind them it's Election Day. It seems to be working. The turnout has been great."

"I just never have seen that many signs out. Somebody spent a lot of money on signing," Ebert says.

"I don't have any predictions, but I have some hopes that things will change," says Bonnie.

"We need the turnout more because the people that don't vote are the ones to blame for it," Ken says.

"Hopefully they will be looking at our record and give us another four years," says Davis. "If they don't and they're ready for new leadership we'll support that."

Polls close at 7 o'clock tonight.
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