Chancery clerk race heats up in Harrison County

John McAdams was elected as Chancery Clerk in 1996. He says under his watch the clerk’s office has undergone technological changes, streamlining county government.

“We’ve transformed the way we do business. It’s more efficient. There’s more accessibility for the public. There’s a lot of information we can get out there in a different format,” said McAdams.

Brian Carriere is a former Gulfport city councilman and currently a professor at Gulf Coast Community College. He’s challenging McAdams in the GOP primary for Chancery Clerk because he thinks it’s time for a change.

“Sometimes you just need a new set of eyes to look at the books and the way things operate. Sometimes we get used to a pattern and that’s not always the most appropriate way,” Carriere said.

But McAdams says that experience is an asset. He thinks the office is heading in the right direction.