What: Runoff election between Bill Miles and Philip Pearson to

AUTHOR: BOBBY

What: Runoff election between Bill Miles and Philip Pearson to fill the vacant District 21 state House of Representatives seat.

When: Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Who can vote: Any registered voter of District 21.

Where: The precincts in District 21 are: Itawamba County: Courthouse, Dorsey, Friendship, Cardsville, Greenwood, Carolina, Evergreen, New Salem, American Legion, Hampton, Turon, James Creek, Tilden, Clay, Fire Station and Armory. Monroe County: Bigbee 1st, Bigbee 5th, Boyds A, Boyds B, Boyds C, Aberdeen 3rd A, Aberdeen 3rd B, North Aberdeen A, North Aberdeen B, South Aberdeen A, South Aberdeen C, Central Grove A, Central Grove B, Central Grove G, Nettleton A, Willis A, Willis C, Willis E, Wren A and Wren B.

Name: Bill Miles.

Age: 58.

Family: Married to the former Pat Reed of Fulton. They have two grown children.

Occupation: Has a businesses that provides advertising, printing, public relations and consulting services.

Previous political experience: Has never run for public office.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ole Miss.

Reason for running: “I wanted to do something worthwhile to help the region.”

Name: Philip Pearson.

Age: 32.

Family: Engaged to Heather Martin of Dorsey.

Occupation: Vice president with 21st Century Energy.

Previous political experience: Has never run for public office.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State.

Reason for running: “I feel like my proven leadership in the armed forces gives me the qualifications to make a difference in state government.”

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