Voters choose circuit clerk TuesdayPublished 12:03am Sunday, August 21, 2011
NATCHEZ — With the absentee ballots in, the race for Adams County circuit clerk will be decided at Tuesday’s second primary election.
Circuit Clerk Incumbent Eddie Walker will face Jennifer “Lady J” Minor on the Democratic ballot, with the winner taking office in January.
During the first primary election, Walker received 48 percent of the vote, or 3,828 votes, while Minor received 38 percent, or 3,046 votes.
To win an election, a candidate has to receive more than 50 percent of the vote, and with former candidate Britt Gibson out of the runoff, the 1,100 votes he received could determine who takes office.
Even with a 10 percent lead in the first primary election, Walker said he is anxious for Tuesday’s vote.
“I think anyone who told you differently would be lying,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who you are running against, anything can happen in these elections.”
After numerous phone calls, Minor could not be reached for comment about the runoff prior to deadline.
Tuesday’s second primary election will also feature three more races.
The second primary winner of the race between Democratic governor candidates Johnny Dupree and Bill Luckett will face Republican Phil Bryant in November.
The Democratic race for Public Service Commissioner, Southern District, between Mike Collier and Thomas “Tom” Blanton will also be decided in the second Democratic primary.
The only Republican race that will be decided is the race for Mississippi State Treasurer between Lynn Fitch and Lee Yancey.