Four candidates seek Justice Court job in Southern District

Published 12:09 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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NATCHEZ — A fourth person has qualified to run for the seat of Justice Court Judge for the Southern District.

Mary Francis Willard is challenging incumbent Eileen Maher, Danny Barber and Timothy Blalock for that position.

Qualifying ends on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. All candidates must qualify by that date in order to run Aug. 8 primary election and the Nov. 7 general election.

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The Natchez Democrat will track candidates for all Adams County races throughout the qualifying period.

Of the 17 seats up for election, the following candidates have qualified as of noon on Tuesday, Jan. 31:

District 1 supervisor

Mike Lazarus

Wes Middleton

District 2 supervisor

Kevin Wilson

Frances J. Ransom Jr.

District 3 supervisor 

Angela Gibson Hutchins

District 4 supervisor 

James “Ricky” Gray

District 5 supervisor 

Warren Gaines Sr.

James H. Berry Jr.

Brad Dean


Travis Lamont Patten

Curtis Davis

Chancery Clerk 

Brandi B. Lewis

Angie King

Circuit Clerk

Eva “E.J.” Givens

Daye Dearing

Tax Collector

Terrence D. Bailey

Tax Assessor

Larry L. Hughes

Justice Court Judge (North District)

Audrey B. Minor

Justice Court Judge (Southern District)

Danny Barber

Eileen Mary Maher

Timothy Blalock

Mary Francis Willard

District Attorney

Tim Cotton

Shameca Collins

Constable (Southern District)

Randy Freeman

Constable (Northern District)

Fay “Twin” Minor

Deselle Moody Davis

County Prosecutor

Anthony “Tony” Heidelberg

Lydia Roberta Blackmon


James Lee