Video: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Race Heating Up Already

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -Local fall politics may have gotten a little livelier in Lowndes County. Former Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen and Juvenile Detention director Anthony Nelson have qualified as a Democrats to challenge incumbent first-term Republican sheriff Mike Arledge. McQueen initially ran four years ago but had to withdraw because of potential federal Hatch Act conflict with the police chief’s job. Nelson took his spot and lost to Arledge. But McQueen retired in April, clearing the way for him to run this year.
Meanwhile, Ward 4 Columbus City Councilman Marty Turner has qualified to challenge long-time District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks in the August Democratic primary.

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