One week left to qualify for county office

Published 7:00 am Thursday, February 19, 2015

With little more than a week remaining to qualify for the upcoming general election in Pearl River County, more candidates have put their name in the hat for public office.
The deadline to qualify for any Pearl River County position is Feb. 27 at 5 p.m.
Potential candidates need to visit the Pearl River County Circuit Clerk’s office located at 200 S. Main St. in Poplarville where they will need to fill out a packet and pay their fee if they choose a party affiliation.
Fees are $10 to $15 depending on the position sought. Fees are waived for candidates running as an Independent, but the required number of signatures must be obtained and submitted to the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Candidates that have qualified for office as of Feb. 18, are listed below.
Incumbent David Marion Allison (R), Charlie Fazende (R) and John “Tank” Herring are running for sheriff.
Aprel Purvis (R) is running for Circuit Clerk.
Incumbent Gary Beech (R) is so far running unopposed for Tax Assessor/Collector.
Supervisor District 1 candidates include, Donald Hart (D), Jimmy Buckley (D), Russell Foster (R), Clinton “Clemmon” Jordan (D), Patrick “Stone Head” Collins (D), Cubby Dunston (D) and Lavar Thompson (R).
Incumbent Malcolm Perry (R) is still the only candidate qualified to run for the position of Supervisor District 2.
Supervisor District 3 candidates include, incumbent Dennis W. Dedeaux (R), Sylvester Lewis (R), and former supervisor Hudson Holliday (R).
Supervisor District 4 candidates include, incumbent J. Patrick Lee (R), Eddie M.L. Smith (R), Farron Moeller (R), Chris Smith (R) and Michael “Don” Fleming (R).
Supervisor District 5 candidates include, incumbent Sandy Kane Smith (R), Donnie Saucier (R) and Michael “Mike” Thigpen (D).
Incumbent John Mark Mitchell (R) is running for Justice Court Southwest.
Justice Court North candidates include incumbent James Hal Breland (R) and Michael Brown (R).
Incumbent Donald D. Fail (R) is running for Justice Court Southeast.
Incumbent Danny Joe Slade (R) and Joe Garcia (R) are running for Constable North.
Larry P. Dillard “Dustin” (R), Ray Merle Bennett (R) and Shane M. Edgar (R) are running for Constable Southeast.
Edmon Thalus Penton (R) is running for Constable West.
Jason Hunt (R) is running for Constable Southwest.
Incumbent David Earl Johnson (R) is running for Chancery Clerk.
Incumbent Derek Turnage (R) and David Brumfield (D) are running for Coroner.
Incumbent Alan Lumpkin (R) is running for Pearl River County School District Superintendent.
Incumbent Aaron Russell Jr. is running for County Attorney.

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