BRIAN PERRY/A dozen sprint in the 1st

A week out from the March 27 qualifying deadline for the special election in Mississippi’s First Congressional District and the ballot is already packed to replace the late Alan Nunnelee.

Nine candidates have already filed statements of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission:

Boyce Adams of Columbus, President of TheBiz software company; Sam Adcock of Starkville, Vice President of Airbus Helicopters; state Sen. Nancy Collins of Tupelo; Dr. Starner Jones of Pontotoc; District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo; Itawamba County Prosecutor Michael “Chip” Mills, Jr. of Fulton; Tupelo attorney Greg Pirkle; Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert of Starkville; and former Jackson City Councilman Quentin Whitwell of Oxford.

Another three candidates have announced campaigns: perennial Libertarian candidate Danny Bedwell of Columbus; former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross; and Oxford attorney Daniel Sparks.

Madison County Journal
3/18/15