Seven candidates meet qualifying deadline for Wicker’s old seat

Those qualifying are: State Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville; Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers of Booneville; former state Rep. Greg Davis of Southaven; former Mayor Glenn McCullough Jr. of Tupelo; Wally Pang of Batesville; John Wages Jr. of Tupelo and Dr. Randy Russell, an Oxford ophthalmologist.

The election is being held to fill the seat left vacant by Republican Roger Wicker, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat long held by GOP leader Trent Lott.

Sun Herald