Judge Billy Joe Landrum has been tapped by the MSSC to hear the appeal of Frank Melton to get back on the ballot in the Jackson mayor’s race.
From the Memory Division of YallPolitics, we find that Landrum has heard several such appeals in recent years.
Circuit Judge Billy Joe Landrum of Laurel will hear the appeal of state Rep. Mary Ann Stevens, D-West, to get back on the ballot in the Democratic primary in House District 48. The district is composed of parts of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Holmes, Humphreys and Leake counties. Stevens has been in the Legislature for 28 years.
State Rep. Mary Ann Stevens? opponent is not qualified to run against her because he has not met residency requirements, a judge ruled Friday.
Charles Edwards was not a resident of House District 48 for two years prior to the general election, Jones County Circuit Judge Billy Joe Landrum ruled. District 48 covers Holmes, Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Humphreys and Leake counties.
Circuit Judge Billy Joe Landrum ruled that although the election was flawed with polling-place irregularities and other problems, they were not great enough for him to order the primary election overturned or re-voted.