District 31 forum postponed until Oct. 6


A public forum originally scheduled for this Saturday for all candidates in the District 31 Mississippi Legislative race has been postponed.

The event has been rescheduled for Oct. 6 at 10 a.m., David Rushing, executive chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee said.

Rushing said the postponement was necessary due to the funeral of Carver Randle Sr., which will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning on the campus of Mississippi Valley State University.

Admission will be free for the Oct. 6 event, and all candidates are welcome.

Originally, the event was set to take place two days prior to the Sept. 17 qualifying deadline, with prospective candidates being invited to join the forum.

The forum will now feature only those candidates who qualified in time.

“Although this is a non-partisan special election, most of the people who have indicated an interest are known Democrats,” said Rushing in a statement last week. “We want to give our committee and the general public a chance to meet them, so we rescheduled our monthly meeting to accommodate them.”

The special election will be held on Nov. 6 and was called to fill the unexpired term of Sara Richardson Thomas of Indianola, longtime Democratic legislator who resigned earlier this year.

Dist 31 encompasses Sunflower County generally south of Ruleville and parts of Washington County (including Leland) Bolivar County (including a small section of Shaw) and as small portion of northeast Humphreys County.In Sunflower County, it includes precincts in Indianola, Moorhead, Inverness, Sunflower, Doddsville and Moorhead, as well as Fairview-Hale and Boyer-Linn.


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