Hancock/state election qualification update

The only contested local legislative seat so far is the District 122 Representative seat.

Incumbent Rep. David Baria (D) has qualified along with challenger Mickey Lagasse (R).

Baria, an attorney and construction company owner, has served two terms in Jackson.

From 2006 until 2010, Baria was the District 46 state senator.

For the past four years, he has served as the District 122 Rep.

Lagasse, the former head of Hancock County’s Building Department, unsuccessfully ran for the District 46 senate seat in 2010.