WCU Write In Forum For Dist. 10 Chancery Judge to be Held Today

William Carey University’s Honor Students will host a Write In Forum for Chancery District Ten, Post One, on Friday, October 29, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Student Conference Center of Wilkes Hall. All ten candidates for the post have been invited to attend.

The 10 candidates are Carol Ann Bustin, Ronald Doleac, Deborah Gambrell, Alexander Ignatiev, Chad Shook, Michael C. Barefield, Leigh Barry, Maura D. McLaughlin, Shelia Ann Smallwood, and Nance Fitzpatrick Stokes

The untimely death of Chancellor James H. C. Thomas, Jr., created a vacancy for the seat that encompasses Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River and Perry Counties.

Qualifications for the office of Chancellor  include being a practicing attorney for five years, at least 26 years of age, a citizen of Mississippi for five years, and a resident of the district in which he or she will serve by Election Day.

Heath Hillman, Assistant Secretary of State for Elections, will represent the Secretary of State’s office at the forum.

The public is invited to attend.

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