Buck to focus on state needs before mayor role

Kelvin Buck, Holly Springs’ mayor-elect, said he will not resign his state House seat before July 1 and said he would participate in any special session dealing with Medicaid.

“I plan to be part of that debate (on Medicaid) all the way through the process,” said Buck, who defeated incumbent Andre DeBerry in Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary and faces no general election opposition.

Five Democratic House members sought a mayoral post this year. While Buck is the only one to have won a mayoral seat outright, three other House members advanced past Tuesday’s primary election.

NE Mississippi Journal