While we await the affidavit ballots to be counted in the District 16 Chancery race

I would like to take the opportunity to point out that one of the candidates (whose name is not Harris) has a major skeleton lurking about in her past……..something about filing for bankruptcy and not using her legal name in the bankruptcy petition, which was prepared by the late Rickey Hemba.

Neil Harris-Paula Yancey judicial race too close to call: 547 affidavit ballots to be counted ~ April Havens

I was reticent to run the story on Paula Sue Nations Stennett (Yancey), I wish now that I had……

Pro Bono Publico: Hancock Alliance for Good Government holds Waveland Election Forum

And the new council chambers on Coleman Avenue was standing room only which is a good thing:

The feistiest exchanges happened with the 3 candidates for School Board Trustee:

Circuit Court Judicial Candidate Chris Schmidt gave a quick PSA telling those assembled that because the Judicial races are state elections, Waveland voters may have to vote at two different polling places to vote in the Municipal and State Judicial elections:

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Analysis: Candidates set for November Mississippi judicial elections (Corrected)

Normally sitting judges do not attract opponents as members of the local bar typically refrain from crossing sitting judges. The recent municipal elections in New Orleans underscores that basic fact. Here in Mississippi that is not the case however:

Fields for November judicial races are set ~ Sun Herald

Luckily for everyone I was given the back story on two races. First up is this:

In Circuit Court District 2, which includes Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties, three additional candidates have qualified to run for the judgeship that John C. Gargiulo holds. They are Robert Fant Walker, Chris Schmidt and Myles Sharp.

This was the biggest head scratcher for me but Phillip Thomas at Mississippi Litigation review solved this mystery last month:

Word on the street in Gulfport back at Mardi Gras identified Judge Garguilo as slated to become the new federal court magistrate in Gulfport.

Next up is the Chancery Court race over Jackson County way per the Sun Herald article linked above:

In Chancery Court District 16, which includes Jackson, George and Greene counties, the judgeships held by D. Neil Harris and G. Charles “Chuck” Bordis have additional candidates.

Pascagoula City Judge Michael Fondren and Pascagoula attorney Gary Roberts have qualified to run for the seat Bordis holds….

So the back story goes Judge Fondren’s wife April was Continue reading “Analysis: Candidates set for November Mississippi judicial elections (Corrected)”