Lamar County Circuit Clerk pulls out of race

Lamar County Circuit Clerk Leslie Wilson announced Monday morning he will not be seeking a sixth term as Circuit Clerk.

“I have just over 32 years of public service to the people of Lamar County, (12 as coroner and 20 as circuit clerk), and feel it is time to begin a new chapter in mine and my family’s life,” said Wilson.

In the Lamar County Circuit Clerks’ race, Wilson did not have a challenger as of Monday Feb. 23. Candidate David Allen Breland did qualify previously to run, but changed over to the Chancery Clerks race.