Blaney qualifies as Justice Court Judge Southern District candidate; Adams qualifies to run for sheriff

Published 1:58 pm Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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NATCHEZ — With three hours left to qualify as a candidate for county and state elections this year, Jack Blaney has qualified as a Republican candidate for Justice Court Judge Southern District and Lance Adams has qualified as a Democratic candidate for Adams County Sheriff.

That brings the total to five candidates who have qualified for the Southern District Justice Court Judge position.

Adams will join Curtis Davis in challenging Sheriff Travis Patten, who is seeking his third term.

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Qualifying ends at 5 p.m. today.

Of the 17 seats up for election, the following candidates have qualified as of 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 1:

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

Lance Adams

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

Jack Blaney

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