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WATER VALLEY – The deadline to qualify for a school board slot in the Water Valley School District and another in the Coffeeville School District is Friday, Sept. 9. Circuit Clerk Daryl Burney reported that qualifying for Position One in both districts is underway. In Water Valley, Jill Clark serves as the Position One Trustee. In Coffeeville, Alisia Bland is the incumbent for Position One.
The positions will appear on the November 8 General Election ballot if more than one candidate qualifies to run in either slot. The five year terms start in January.
Other contested races on the November 8 ballot include:
• A special, non-partisan election for sheriff in Yalobusha County. Four candidates already qualified – Brent Anderson, Luther G. Folson, Jerimaine Gooch and Roger Pollan. Candidates must pay a $100 filing fee and obtain 50 signatures from registered voters in the county. The deadline to qualify for sheriff is also Sept. 9.
The winner in the special election will serve the remaining 13 months in the four-year term. The position will be back on the ballot in 2023 when the regularly scheduled sheriff’s election cycle falls.
• Democratic incumbent 2nd Congressional District Representative Bennie Thompson will face Republican challenger Brian Flowers.
Uncontested races on the November 8 ballot include:
• Incumbent Vicki B. Daniels is unopposed for Chancery Judge, District 3-2, place 2.
• Incumbent Mitchell M. Lundy, Jr. is unopposed for Chancery Judge District 3-2, place 3.
• Incumbent Smith Murphey is unopposed for Circuit Judge District 17, place 1.
• Incumbent Jimmy McClure is unopposed for Circuit Judge District 17, place 2.
• Jay Hale is unopposed for a special election for District 17 District Attorney (DA). With no opposition, Hale will take office as the DA for Panola, Tate, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties in January. Hale will have to qualify and run again in 2023 when the regularly scheduled DA election cycle falls.