Harrison joins District 2 supervisor race

February 15, 2019 10:43:07 AM

Amanda Lien - [email protected]


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.