Runnin’ For Something: List Of Candidates Grows
WATER VALLEY – The list of political hopefuls continues to swell mid-way through the first month of the eight-week qualifying period as three more candidates have submitted qualifying papers.
Freddie Winters has qualified for District 4 Supervisor, a position he formerly held for three terms. Winters will face at least two more candidates including one-term incumbent Timothy A. Booker, Sr., and Curtis Hames. Winters and Booker are running as Democrats while Hames is running as a Republican.
A third candidate has also entered the sheriff’s race after James Anthony “Tony” Potts of Water Valley qualified Monday. Other qualifiers include incumbent William F. “Lance” Humphreys of Water Valley and Roger L. Pollan of Scobey. All three sheriff’s candidates are running as Democrats.
Jacob Pryor qualified for District Three Supervisor last Friday, joining Kenny Harmon in the quest to succeed two-term supervisor Lee McMinn for the position. McMinn is not seeking re-election. Pryor and Harmon are both running as Democrats.
The field still remains at three for District 2 Justice Court Judge after incumbent Steve Riley announced he will not run for re-election for judge. Water Valley attorneys Trent Howell and Tommy Defer have both qualified, as has Calvin Earl Hawkins. Defer and Hawkins are running as Democrats while Howell is running as an independent.
Tax Assessor/Collector Linda Shuffield is facing opposition after Michael Loyd Walton qualified. Both are running as Democrats. Other candidates who have qualified at press-time are all incumbents running as Democrats and include:
Chancery Court Clerk – Amy F. McMinn;
Circuit Court Clerk – Daryl Burney;
Constable District 1 – Ralph A. Horton I;
Constable District 2 – Randy Simmons;
Coroner – Ronnie Stark;
Justice Court Judge District 1 – Janet Ross Caulder;
Supervisor District 1 – Cayce Washington;
Supervisor District 2 – Kenneth E. Rogers; and
Supervisor District 5 – Gaylon Gray.
The deadline to qualify is Friday, March 1.