D.A. Young: I'm running again

By Patsy R. Brumfield/Daily Journal

Longtime District Attorney John R. Young of Corinth says he’ll seek re-election again after 36 years in the First District job.

“I thought a long time about this,” he said exclusively to the Daily Journal, “and a realized I really love my job. So, I’m running again.”

Young, 67, qualified Thursday as a Democrat while he was in Jackson lobbying the Legislature for issues important to the state’s district attorneys.

Tupelo city prosecuting attorney Trent Kelly also has qualified to run for the post, but as a Republican. Four years ago, he opposed Young as a Democrat.

District 3 D.A. Ben Creekmore in New Albany is qualified as a Democrat with no news about whether he will have any opposition.

Party primaries are in August, with the general election Nov. 8.

March 1 in the deadline for party and independent candidates to qualify.

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