The City of Hattiesburg has been ordered by Judge William Coleman to hold a special election to determine who will serve as Mayor. The Governor has set the special election for September 24, 2013.
Four of five members of the Council have issued a public statement and written to the Governor and the Secretary of State requesting help in conducting an honest and fair election. (Both documents are attached.)
As you will note, for these four Council members, the concern is to restore the public trust in the election process; this is something we do not believe possible unless the special election is conducted by people other than those responsible for the June 4, 2013, election.