Whose Running to Replace Palazzo?

Casey Eure is a former Sheriff’s Deputy and District Director for the Public Service Commission.

“We have a lot to offer in our state. But at the same time we have to protect the private sector jobs we have now. We can’t afford to lose any jobs. We have got to go forward and create new jobs and get new jobs,” Eure said.

Jim Atchison is businessman who is taking his first run at politics. He highlights another top issue in the coastal district, home insurance rates.

“Being in the real estate business, I am seeing people losing their homes or selling their homes with no place to go because they can’t afford the insurance premiums. So that is a big issue,” Atchison said.

The only woman in the race is Jess Hogue, a teacher and a political new comer . She agrees that the economy is tops but it is her role as a mother that drives her top concern.

“I have five kids in the public schools. So that is a very special thing and it is very close to my heart to make sure that education is funded in the right way and we put the money in the right places,” Hogue said.