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Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler declares victory

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler rings bell surrounded by supporters. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler rings bell surrounded by supporters.
Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler thanks supporters at a victory party at Hearts of Madison. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler thanks supporters at a victory party at Hearts of Madison.
MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler has declared victory in the Madison mayoral race.

Hawkins Butler rang a bell surrounded by supporters shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hearts of Madison.

Hawkins Butler has served as the mayor of Madison for more than 30 years, and this would be her ninth term in office.

Hawkins Butler's only opponent was fellow Republican and Madison County Supervisor John Bell Crosby. Crosby is in his second term on the board of supervisors.

"There's a lot to do. We've laid the foundation for over 30 years and there's a lot out there on the drawing board and the best is yet to come," said Hawkins Butler during a recent debate.

Hawkins Butler and Crosby both campaigned on the future of Madison.

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