Three candidates have qualified for the upcoming special election to fill the Ward 4 seat on the Wiggins Board of Aldermen.

Candidates include Paul L. Ladner, Jeanette Morrison Jackson, and Douglas Smith. The deadline to qualify ended on Tuesday, September 28, at 5 p.m.

The election to fill Ward 4 was left vacant by Alderman Darryl Stringfellow’s death. Stringfellow was voted Ward 4 Alderman with 72 percent of votes over candidate Geralda McLendon on June 8.

He passed away at his residence on August 28, 2021. He was 67 years old.

The Ward 4 special election will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Voting will take place at the Ferris B. O’Neal Senior Center at 1240 Magnolia Drive South in Wiggins.

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