Florida resident Joshua Larose, who has also run for office using the first name “Josue,” is among those who sent their qualifying paperwork to the Mississippi Democratic Party ahead of a Friday deadline. However, Democratic Party Executive Director Rickey Cole said he plans to recommend that Larose be disqualified.
“He has a very interesting story, to say the least” Cole said. “Basically, he is not what he claims to be.”
Paperwork Larose filed in Jackson says he is a qualified elector of Harrison County, but the address he provided matches a business complex in Flowood, Cole said.
“We’ve done a little research and found that he is a serial candidate in Florida,” Cole said. “Evidently he’s trying to branch out and run for office in Mississippi.”