Jacks Firm Assists Alderman Fighting Election Contest
Incumbent Alderman Maintains Seat
Incumbent Belzoni, Mississippi Alderman Gary Farmer recently successfully defended an election contest challenge to his June 2013 alderman victory. Jamie Jacks defended the election contest on Farmer's behalf.
One of Farmer's opponents in the 2013 election filed the contest arguing two votes counted in Farmer's favor should have been thrown out, giving the challenger the victory.
Jacks argued that the election contest was filed too late under a recent change to Mississippi's election contest laws. The specially appointed circuit court judge agreed and dismissed the case. No appeal was taken.