Voters Confused by Bigamist, Alderman Candidate with Same Name

Voters Confused by Bigamist, Alderman Candidate with Same Name

Self confessed bigamist and former Oakland, Tennessee mayor Scott Ferguson is back in the spotlight - at least his name is. There's another Scott Ferguson running for Alderman in Southaven, Mississippi, and he's hoping voters can keep it all straight.
SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - Self confessed bigamist and former Oakland, Tennessee mayor Scott Ferguson is back in the spotlight - at least his name is. There's another Scott Ferguson running for Alderman in Southaven, Mississippi, and he's hoping voters can keep it all straight.

It's been nearly a month since the former Oakland mayor made headlines. He resigned from office citing marital problems in March 2013, and pled guilty to bigamy in April. Now he's going through a nasty divorce with wife number two - but that's not this Scott Ferguson.

"I certainly hope today my face differentiates me between the other Scott Ferguson of Oakland, Tennessee,” said Scott Ferguson of Southaven.

But the name some voters may remember is Scott Ferguson, the bigamist that made news.

"I do know the name! I watched the news, Channel 24! But it’s two different people, right?” asked one Southaven resident Vira Hale. “Yeah, I can see how that's confusing."

"I think maybe he should put a commercial on TV or something and say I am who I am and not the other guy,” laughed another Southaven resident ,Sarah Ward.

That's why Scott Ferguson of Southaven put a billboard on the corner of Getwell Road and Goodman with his picture on it, to tell people he's not the former Oakland mayor.

"Yeah, I've been asked a few times but not very much,” said the candidate.

Ferguson is a police officer running for Alderman for Ward Five. He's hoping his face and long reputation will earn him a ticket into office.

"I've been here over 40 years. I've been serving the people of Southaven all of this time,” said Ferguson.

Tuesday is the Southaven primary election. Hopefully by then, voters will have the two names straight.
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