Officials qualify for race; Candidates throw in hat for supervisors’ position
NATCHEZ — Two sitting elected officials will be facing each other in the race for Adams County’s District 4 Supervisor.
At the end of the first week of qualifying for the 2015 county elections, Northern District Constable Ray Brown had officially entered the race and will face off against sitting Natchez Alderman Ricky Gray for the seat at the county government table.
Adams County Sheriff’ Chuck Mayfield also qualified for re-election, and Willie B. Jones qualified to run for northern district constable.
Qualifying ends at 5 p.m. Feb. 27.
Those who previously qualified to run for office include:
• For sheriff, Randy Freeman (D) and Travis Lamont Patten (D).
• For chancery clerk, Joe Murray (D) and Brandi Lewis (D)
• For circuit clerk, Edward C. “Eddie” Walker
• For district 1 supervisor, Charles Michael “Mike” Lazarus (D) and Wes Middleton (D)
• For district 3 supervisor, Angela Hutchins (D) and Wilbert Whittley (D)
• For district 4 supervisor, James “Ricky” Gray
• For district 5 supervisor, Calvin Butler (D)
• For coroner, Jeremy Fakes (D) and James Lee (D)
• For tax collector, Peter T. Burns Jr.
• For tax assessor, Reynolds Atkins Sr.
• For southern district constable, Matthew Freeman (D), Adam Kirk (D) and Bo Stevens (D
• For county prosecuting attorney, Barret Martin (D)
• For justice court judge, Charles L. “Charlie” Vess (non-partisan)
Two long-time local politicians, Board of Supervisors President and District 4 Supervisor Darryl Grennell and Chancery Clerk Tommy O’Beirne, have announced they will not seek re-election.
For a full candidate qualifying guide from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, go to 1.usa.gov/1HBbdMg.
The primary election will be Aug. 4, with primary runoffs — if needed — following Aug. 25 and a general election Nov. 3 that will include statewide offices on the ballot.