Vernon Greenlee has secured his win for Ward 3 after Monday’s special election.
Vernon Greenlee and Stephen Poole went head to head in Monday’s runoff election to determine the winner in the Ward 3 Greenville City Council race.
Greenlee received the most votes with 334, or 56%, to Poole’s 267, or 44%. Voting took place at Covenant Presbyterian Church
Greenlee will be sworn in at noon today at Greenville City Hall.
Greenlee and Poole were the top contenders in the Aug. 24 election, where Greenlee landed 284 votes to Poole’s 217.
There were eight total candidates in the first election, including Mark Crawford with 59 votes, Kendrick Gear with 81 votes, Frank Hall Jr. with 70 votes, Johnny Ross with 50 votes, Hope Williams-Brown with 45 votes and Rosetta Williams with 88 votes.
Vernon Greenlee is a lifelong resident of Washington County.
After obtaining a BS degree in Agricultural Economics from Mississippi State University, he returned to the Delta.
He has sold farm equipment, managed farms, served as president of Bostick Bothers and Cotton Belt Liquid Gas until it sold in 2010. He is now the regional president of Southern Bancorp Bank. He has served on numerous committees and boards.
He has been married to Sandra Gamberini for 34 years and has two children, Miller, 29, and Walker, who is in heaven, would be 24. The family attends First Baptist Church in Greenville.