Election day is Tuesday
By John Howell
Voters in Como and Pope go to the polls Tuesday in the June 6 General Municipal Election.
In Como, incumbent Mayor Everette Hill, who is running as an independent, faces two challengers: Mark Lipscomb, also an independent, and Democratic nominee Mike Sumner.
There are also contested races for four of the five aldermen positions in Como.
Ward I incumbent Alderwoman Tonia Heard, an independent, faces Democratic nominee Anita Scott.
Ward II incumbent and Democratic nominee Alderwoman Rachel Powell faces independent Melvin Crockett.
In Ward III, incumbent Alderwoman Ruby Higgenbottom is being challenged by Democratic nominee James Norman.
Como’s Ward IV Alderwoman Teresa Dishmon is unopposed and gains another four-year term on the town board.
For the position of alderman-at-large, incumbent John Walton, running as an independent, faces Democratic nominee James Jones.
Pope voters face a choice in their selection as mayor. Incumbent Mayor Jamie Howell is being challenged by Matt Hill. Both are independents.
Pope alderman candidates, all of whom are elected at-large, face no opposition, but their names will be on the ballot, Town Clerk Tracy Holcomb said. They are Justin Pope, Jesse Flowers, Ann Rikard, Michael Boyette and Dan Jenkins.
Polls will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.