February 15, 2019 10:43:07 AM
A third Republican candidate has joined the race for Lowndes County District 2 supervisor.
James Lee Harrison, a 12-year employee of Lowndes County's roads department, qualified to run last week, joining Trip Hairston and Clarence Berry. All three are vying to replace two-term supervisor Bill Brigham, who is not seeking re-election.
Harrison, speaking to The Dispatch, said he would prioritize roads in his district.
"I'd make sure roads are maintained as they are now," he said. "They're great right now and I don't want to see that change."
Hairston is a medical administrator at Nephrology Associates and owns a consulting firm, Golden Triangle Business Ventures LLC, that primarily helps medical startups. He previously told The Dispatch that he would not comment on any opposing candidate.
Berry, a retired metal and factory worker, said it doesn't particularly matter to him how many people have joined The District 2 supervisor's race. He's going to pass out campaign materials and meet people in his district either way.
"I don't have anything bad to say about either (candidate)," he said. "To both of them, I say good luck."
Qualifying for county and state offices ends March 1. Party primaries are set for August.
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