Flowers joins chancery clerk race

 

Bricklee Miller, Daniel Jackson, Martesa Bishop, Sharon Livingston

Bricklee Miller, Daniel Jackson, Martesa Bishop, Sharon Livingston

 

 

Dispatch Staff Reports

 

 

Two rematches have been set for this year's elections in Oktibbeha County. 

 

District 4 Supervisor Bricklee Miller has officially qualified for re-election, running against her predecessor, Daniel Jackson. Miller beat Jackson by 55 votes, including absentee and affidavit ballots, in 2015. Miller is a Republican and Jackson a Democrat.  

 

Martesa Bishop Flowers filed to run for the position of chancery clerk last week. Flowers, a contract and grant specialist at Mississippi State University, is running as a Democrat. 

 

She's challenging current chancery clerk Sharon Livingston, who's also running as a Democrat. Livingston qualified for the election early in the qualification period, which started at the beginning of January. 

 

Flowers and Livingston were two of six candidates to run for the chancery clerk's seat in 2017, after former clerk Monica Banks died due to an extended illness. Both advanced to a runoff election, where Livingston won with 3,148 votes to Flowers' 2,616. 

 

The qualifying period will remain open until March 1. Party primary elections are set for Aug. 6.

 

 

 

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