District 94 election important to future

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Did you know there’s an election on Tuesday? Despite the signs in yards and stories in the newspaper, some people probably don’t realize that we will elect a new District 94 representative on Tuesday.

The new representative will replace Phillip West, who has, of course, just been sworn in as Natchez’s mayor.

Voters in District 94 have four choices. There will be no primary in this race; if someone wins a majority of votes on Tuesday, he or she wins. If no candidate wins a majority, the top two vote-getters will be in a runoff.

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While it may be difficult to attract voters to the polls on a hot August Tuesday, we encourage everyone in District 94 to make their way to their precincts to cast their vote. It may be just one race, but it is a very important one.

Our representatives in Jackson have had a wealth of important issues to tackle in recent months: tort reform, budget issues, Medicaid and education cuts.

And our lawmakers will face those issues and many more in coming months, with the possibility of more special sessions in the near future.

We urge registered voters to choose wisely the candidate who will best represent our needs in Jackson.

These four candidates &045;&045; James &uot;Rickey&uot; Gray, Robert Johnson III and Jacqueline Carter Sullivan and Tim Morrison &045;&045; deserve our attention and our consideration.

Each has an interesting perspective on the issues and a desire to serve the community.

We hope everyone who is registered in District 94 will choose to vote on Tuesday.