Incumbent DAs seek re-election

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal

Longtime District Attorney John R. Young of Corinth says he’ll seek re-election again after 36 years in the 1st District job.
“I thought a long time about this,” he said, “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.
Young was first elected to the job in 1975.
Trent Kelly, 44, also has qualified to run for the post, but as a Republican. Four years ago, he opposed Young as a Democrat.
The Saltillo resident has been Tupelo’s city prosecutor for 12 years and served two combat tours in Iraq with the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 155th Brigade Combat Team.
Kelly said Friday that he’ll make his campaign announcement early in March.
In District 3, District Attorney Ben Creekmore in New Albany is qualified as a Democrat.
Political party and state elections reports don’t show any opposition for him yet.
Party primaries are in August, with the general election Nov. 8.
March 1 in the deadline for party and independent candidates to qualify.
Contact Patsy R. Brumfield at (662) 678-1596 or patsy.brumfield@journalinc.com.