Mayor Rikard wins Olive Branch runoff - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mayor Rikard wins Olive Branch runoff

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (WMC-TV) - In a tight race Tuesday, the City of Olive Branch voted to keep its current mayor.

Republican Mayor Sam Rikard defeated Republican challenger Jessie Medlin in the city's runoff election.

The two squared off after neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote in the May 5 primary.

Rikard won with 2,062 votes or 51.38%.

Medlin received 1,951 votes or 48.62%

Rikard has served Olive Branch for 20 years as both an alderman and mayor.


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