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Supervisor, school board, others on Nov. 3 ballot

Countians will vote for president and vice president; a U.S. Senate and U.S. House seat when they go to the polls Nov. 3.
Nine presidential contenders are on the ballot, but the majority of voters will only concern themselves with the Democrat ticket of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris and the Republican ticket of Donald Trump and Michael Pence.
Mike Espy-D and Cindy Hyde-Smith-R, along with Libertarian Jimmy Edwards are in the race for one of Mississippi’s two U.S. Senate seats. And there is a 3rd District U.S. House seat where countians will select between Dorothy Dot Benford-D and Michael Guest-R.
Mike Randolph is unopposed for State Supreme Court Justice, Southern District.
Local voters are also being asked to confirm their choices of election commissioner in each of the five county districts. Beth Cowart, Ricky Dowell, William Ratliff, Christy Alford Planche and Paulette Hammond Jackson all qualified for re-election and are running without opposition.
There is a three-way race for 4th District School Board between Denise Ainsworth, Jerry L. Holmes and Ella Faye Martin. The school board post is a high-man wins position and there is no run-off.
The 5th District School Board seat is sought by Zackery Fortenberry, who is unopposed for the post being given up by Jeffre Conerly, who chose not to seek re-election.
The 5th District Supervisor’s slot is commanding a lot of interest with seven men qualifying to run in the special election after Clennel Brown stepped down for health reasons. Clifton ”Pop” Carr was appointed to fill the post until the special election and plans to return to retirement once a successor is sworn in. The seven seeking the supervisor’s seat on the county board include Billy Bridges, Larry Bridges, Lloyd Bullock, Shelby (Bo Jack) Gatlin, Randy Harrell, Jermaine Pittman and Donnie Smith.

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