LaRita Stokes was elected Ward 3 councilwoman in a special election early in 2012, then had her election overturned for voting irregularities in the summer.
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JACKSON LaRita Cooper-Stokes has kept her Ward 3 city council seat after a third election and a trial. WAPT is reporting that Cooper-Stokes has taken 53 percent of a small turnout: 1,503 votes to opponent Joyce Jackson's 1,340 votes. Absentee ballots have yet to be counted.
Cooper-Stokes is the wife Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes who held the Ward 3 council seat for many years. A court overturned her win over Jackson in a previous run-off election due to voting irregularities.