Election 2019: More local candidates qualify to run in county, state elections

Published 12:05 am Friday, January 4, 2019


NATCHEZ — On the second day of qualifying, four more local candidates officially tossed their hats into the ring to run in this year’s county and state elections.

Adams County Coroner James Lee qualified to run for re-election Thursday.

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Deselle “Mody” Davis, who is a bailiff with the Adams County Justice Court, qualified to run for northern district constable. Incumbent constable Willie B. Jones had already qualified to run for the same position on Wednesday.

Michael Pace, who is an appraiser for the Adams County Tax Assessor’s Office, qualified to run for Adams County tax assessor.

Ronnie Harper has qualified to run for re-election as the Sixth Circuit Court District Attorney.

Qualification ends at 5 p.m. on March 5.

Other candidates who have previously qualified include:

  • Incumbent Adams County supervisors Mike Lazarus from District 1; Angela Gibson Hutchins from District 3, James “Rickey” Gray from District 4 have qualified to run for re-election. County resident James H. Berry Jr. qualified to run in District 5.

District 5 Supervisor Calvin Butler was previously reported to have qualified for re-election. Butler has not yet qualified but said Thursday he intends to run for re-election. District 2 Supervisor David Carter also said Thursday he intends to run for re-election.

  • For Adams County Sheriff: Jerry Ford, Tom Grennell and incumbent Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten have qualified.
  • Randy Freeman has qualified to run for southern district constable.
  • Lee Ford and Audrey B. Minor have qualified for the southern district and northern district justice court judges’ seats, respectively.
  • Daye Dearing, Jennifer “Lady J.” Minor Johnson and Eva “E.J.” Givens have qualified to run for Adams County circuit clerk.
  • Brandi B. Lewis qualified for re-election as Adams County Chancery Clerk.