Four candidates have qualified for the District 17 seat in the Mississippi State Senate.
Bill “Doc” Canon qualified 12 days ago, while Bill Gavin, Bobby Patrick and Chuck Younger filed last week.
The deadline to qualify is Oct. 6.
The winner of the race will replace the late Terry Brown in next year’s legislative session. Brown died Sept. 4 after a battle with cancer. The term expires at the end of 2015.