Cooper-Stokes retains Jackson council seat

Given a third trip to the ballot box, Jackson’s Ward 3 residents elected the same woman they already put in office.

LaRita Cooper-Stokes apparently will keep her seat on the Jackson City Council, besting challenger Joyce Jackson in a third straight election, based on unofficial counts tallied Tuesday evening.

The unofficial margin – 163 votes – was eerily close to that of the Feb. 28 runoff, in which Cooper-Stokes beat Jackson by 156 votes.

Clarion Ledger
7/24/12