Tagert, Whitwell seeking to fill post

The race to fill the 1st Congressional District seat held by the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is being waged by 13 candidates, including current Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert of Starkville and Oxford attorney and DeSoto County native Quentin Whitwell, who is touting his local ties to the area.

During the past several issues, the DeSoto Times-Tribune has focused on the field of candidates and featured each one in advance of the May 12 nonpartisan primary. The series wraps up in Saturday’s edition.

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