PONTOTOC – The third time proved the charm for Pontotoc mayoral candidate Bob Peeples, who defeated incumbent Jeff Stafford in Tuesday’s Democratic runoff election.
Tuesday’s runoff marked the third mayoral campaign for Peeples, who had served three terms as alderman-at-large.
Stafford was seeking a third term as Pontotoc’s mayor.
Unofficial results from Tuesday’s voting showed Peeples with 561 votes and Stafford with 538 votes.
Peeples’ term as mayor will begin July 1.