- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) - Lumberton residents will see three names on this month’s mayoral ballot, including Ward 1 Alderman Kent Crider.

The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/1QWnrGo ) reports that Crider, along with Jerry L. Walters and Jonathan F. Griffith, have qualified to run in the special election.

Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 to elect a replacement for former mayor Ben Winston. Winston resigned last month, despite having two years left on his term.

Crider says he has been on the board for six years and is running after realizing no one else involved in city business was going to run.

Walters, a lifelong resident of Lumberton, and Griffith, who is the founder of the Lumberton Informer blog, both say they are running to implement transparency and accountability in the position.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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