Early voting for local runoff begins Monday

Paris – Voters head back to the polls next week in Paris for a runoff election to choose City Council District 7.

Early voting for the June 18 election between incumbent Rhonda Rogers and challenger Dr. A.J. Hashmi begins Monday.

Last month, none of the then three candidates, which also included Ken Kohls, were able to obtain at least 50 percent of the vote.

Kohls has endorsed Dr. Hashmi over Rogers. The two men received almost 65 percent of the May vote.