Qualifying Candidates & 2023 Election Year Resources

Updated March 10, 2023.  The following candidates have submitted their qualifying statement of intent to Circuit Clerk Patti Duncan Lee as of 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Board of Supervisors

District 1

Bobby Joe Lovern (R)

Mike Snow (R)

Ralph Nowell (R)

Shelby Beason (R)

District 2

Brian Whittle (R)

Devon Marshall (R)

Kevin Cumberland (R) (INC)

John Stokes (I)

Susan G. Shoffner (R)

Tony Myers (R)

District 3

Christopher C. Gardner (R)

Clay Young (R) (Withdrew Candidacy March 10, 2023)

Colby Pope (I)

Jon Eubanks (R)

Kinsey Smith (R) (INC)

Ryan Rowell (R)

District 4

Gordon Adkins (R)

Kevin Wilcher (R) (INC)

Marty Sistrunk (R)

District 5

Cynthia M. Graham (D)

David Carter (R)

Deric Horne (I)

Obbie Riley (D) (INC)

Chancery Clerk

Brad Stuart (R)

Gidget Stovall Tate (R)

Circuit Clerk

Delana Waddell (R)

Grant Myers (R)

Heather Rushing Kennedy (R)

Shannon Chaney Morrow (R)

Constable - Place 1

Cortez Peebles (I)

John Lilley (R)

Patrick L. Burt (R)

Richard Cooney (R)

Terry Todd (R)

Constable - Place 2

Keith McCrory (R) (INC)

Coroner / Medical Examiner Investigator

Myron Williams (R)

Tim Watkins (R)

County Attorney

Robert Lee Thomas (R) (INC)

Election Commissioner - District 2

Deaneen Savell (NP)

Election Commissioner - District 4

Bill Carter (NP)

Melanie Breazeale Barnett (NP)

Justice Court Judge - Place 1

Paul Payne (R) (INC)

Steve Cumberland (R)

Justice Court Judge - Place 2

Johnathan Earl Spears (R) (INC)


Danny Carter (D)

Eric Clark (R) (INC)

Jessie Hamilton (R)

Tax Assessor / Collector

Mike Lewis (R) (INC)


(D) Democrat     (I) Independent     (R) Republican     (INC) Incumbent     (NP) Nonpartisan


Are you considering running for public office in 2023?  Check out these resources:

MS State Extension Service - Mississippi County Elections:  Election Prep 101

The Mississippi State Extension Service provides various resource information at the link above.

MS Secretary of State - Elections & Voting

The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office provides all the forms and candidate information for the upcoming election year.

2023 Elections Calendar

The 2023 Elections Calendar is provided by the MS Secretary of State's Office.