21 year old college student takes on Dem establishment

On Tuesday, November 26, voters in House District 5 (Benton, Marshall counties) and House District 110 (Jackson County) will choose their legislators in run-off special elections. Both seats came open when the former legislators ran and won mayor of their home towns. Here is a look at the pre-election finance reports filed by the four candidates. The reports cover October 27 through November 16. (Here is a post on the previous round of reports prior to the first election.)

The House 110 seat is very interesting pitting a 21 year old college student Jeramey Anderson against former Moss Point mayor Aneice Liddell. Anderson led the first election with 902 votes to Liddell’s 634 votes. The two advanced to this run-off over three other candidates (including a former state representative). If Anderson wins, he will be the youngest legislator in Mississippi, taking that distinction from Lataisha Jackson (House 11) who won her seat this past spring in another special election at age 29. According to the Mississippi Press Anderson would be the youngest legislator elected “since Dirk Dedeaux won House District 93 in 1995 at age 23.”

Capstone Public Affairs
11/20