Montgomery County's candidate field is set for 2019 election

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

Five incumbents are running unopposed in this year’s Montgomery County election.  Chancery Clerk Ryan Wood, Coroner Allan Pratt, District 1 Supervisor Keith McGee, District 4 Supervisor Ron Wood, and District 2 Montgomery County Justice Court Judge Larry Bamberg did not draw opponents for this year’s election.

State Senator Lydia Chassaniol (R-Winona) representing District 14 and District 46 Representative Karl Oliver (R-Winona) are also running unopposed for this election.

Qualifying ended Friday evening at 5 p.m., so this year’s candidate field is set.

In the Circuit Court Clerk race, incumbent Lanelle Martin will face challenger Danny Wood in August’s Democratic primary election.

In the Montgomery County Sheriff’s race, incumbent Bubba Nix will face challengers Jamey Mims and Jeff Tompkins in August’s Democratic primary.  The winner will go on to face Barry Gregg, who is running as an independent, in November’s general election.

With the retirement of Lane Greenlee as Montgomery County Prosecutor after 40 years, two are vying for the seat.  Jena J. Hoover and Ryan J. Taylor will face off in August’s Democratic primary.

In the District 2 Board of Supervisors race, incumbent Edwin Taylor will face challenger Norman Small in the Democratic primary.  The winner will go on to face Louie V. Harrison, III, who is running as an independent, in November’s general election.

Incumbent Willie Earl Townsend, Jr., is facing challenger Katrina Craft-Bays in August’s Democratic primary for the District 3 Board of Supervisors seat.  The winner will meet Arnie Pittman, who is running as an independent, in November’s general election.

In the District 5 Board of Supervisors race, incumbent Janet Roby-Harper will face challenger Ronald White in the Democratic primary.

In the District 1 Justice Court Judge race, incumbent Keith Stokes Roberts will face challenger Edd Lee Collins, Jr., who is running as an independent, in November’s general election.

In the District 1 Constables race, incumbent L.C. Smith will face challenger Dianne Beck Hemphill in the Democratic primary, and in the District 2 Constables race, incumbent Jerry Dale Bridges will face challenger Bryan Lott, who is running as an independent, in November’s general election.

 

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