By NEMS Daily Journal
While many voters in Lee County will find no local runoffs on today’s ballot, most other Northeast Mississippi counties have several competitive races.
Democratic primary voters in Lee County’s District 5 will decide between incumbent supervisor Joe McKinney and challenger Billy Joe Holland, with the winner assured of a seat on the board for the next four years since there are no Republican, third-party or independent candidates in the race.
Some Democratic voters in eastern Lee County will decide between House District 19 incumbent state Rep. Mark DuVall of Mantachie and challenger Jamie Franks of Mooreville, who formerly held the post, which includes portions of Itawamba and Tishomingo counties. The Republican nominee for the seat is Randy Boyd of Mantachie.
In the Republican primary, the only runoff for Lee County office is between District 1 constable candidates Scotty Clark and Joe Huckaby. The winner will face Democratic nominee Mark Ratliff in November.
Elsewhere in Northeast Mississippi, runoffs are more numerous. Among the high-profile races are for sheriff in Calhoun, Chickasaw, Monroe, Tishomingo and Union counties.