Jim Buffington offers the voters of Ward 5 the qualifications and experience necessary to be the best choice for the post of Alderman, Ward 5. He has experience as a member of the Aberdeen Board of Aldermen (two terms, 2000 to 2008) and over 40 years experience in business management and ownership. Jim is available, approachable and  FAIR WITH EVERYONE.

About Jim:

  • Resident of Aberdeen over 60 years

  • Retired owner of Buffington Broadcasting Corporation, which owned and operated WWZQ-FM (Oldies 105.3) and WMPA-AM

  • Vietnam War Era veteran of U.S. Army Air Defense Command

  • Member, American Legion

  • Member of First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen for almost sixty years; now serves as a member of the Administrative Board

  • Graduate of Keegan Technical Institute, where he studied radio and TV announcing and production

  • Past President and Lifetime Member of Mississippi Association of Broadcasters

Jim's Platform:

  • Pursue stricter law enforcement, monitor fines levied in municipal court to see that they are COLLECTED, not just levied

  • See that persons hired to work for the City of Aberdeen are hired on the basis of their qualifications (experience and training) and NOT because of politics.

  • Give a fair hearing to citizens who approach the Board of Aldermen with problems or questions

  • I will work with our economic development professionals in an effort to create more industrial jobs for Aberdeen people.

Aberdeen's First Primary will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  To win in the First Primary, a candidate must receive a MAJORITY of the votes. If no candidate receives a majority, the top two candidates in a particular race will meet in the Second Primary (run-off) two weeks later, on April 19, 2016.

If you are not registered to vote, you must do so
at least 30 days before the First Primary in order to participate in that election. Likewise, in order to vote in the Second Primary (run-off), you must register at least 30 days before it takes place. You may register in either the Aberdeen City Clerk's office or the Monroe County Circuit Clerk's office; by registering in either location, you will be able to take part in both City of Aberdeen and Monroe County elections.