Three County Slots Are Contested
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WATER VALLEY – More candidates have submitted qualifying paperwork to seek county offices during the 2023 election, bringing three contested slots with only days remaining before the Feb. 1 qualifying deadline.
The contested positions include District 1 Supervisor with incumbent Ken Rogers, John Perkins and Demetrius Armstrong submitting qualifying paperwork to run on the Democratic ticket.
Michael Walton submitted paperwork to run for tax assessor/collector, joining Brad Willingham on the ticket. Both Walton and Willingham are running as independent candidates. Walton ran unsuccessfully against incumbent Linda Shuffield during the 2019 election. Shuffield is not seeking reelection.
In the third contested race, Roger Pollan has submitted qualifying paperwork to run for sheriff against incumbent Jerimaine Gooch. Pollan is running as a Republican and Gooch is running as an independent candidate.
Other candidates who have submitted qualifying paperwork includes:
• Chancery Clerk – Donald Gray (independent);
• Circuit Clerk – Daryl Burney (independent);
• Prosecuting Attorney – Gail Barton (Democrat);
• District 1 Constable – Ralph Horton (Democrat);
• District 2 Constable – Randy Simmons (independent);
• District 2 Justice Court Judge – Trent Howell (independent)
• District 1 Supervisor – Cayce Washington (independent);
• District 3 Supervisor – Kenny Harmon (independent);
• District 4 Supervisor – Eddie Harris (Democrat);
• District 5 Supervisor – Gaylon Gray (Democrat).
Candidates who have not completed qualifying paperwork but have submitted a notice of intent to run in the North Mississippi Herald include:
• District 1 Justice Court Judge – Janet Caulder;
• Coroner – Ronnie Stark.
The party primary elections will be held on August 8, and the party primary runoff elections are scheduled August 29. The general election is scheduled November 7.