Candidates line up for vacant Coast House seat
Published: May 27,2013
DIAMONDHEAD — The four candidates running for a South Mississippi seat say they are worried that turnout will be low Tuesday.
The Sun Herald reports that the special election falls between a municipal runoff and a general election.
Attorney Patricia H. Willis, fourth-grade teacher Sherri Carr Bevis, federal retiree Grant Bower and insurance salesman Tommy Ballard are running to replace the late Rep. Jessica Upshaw of Diamondhead, who died in March.
Ballard is from Gulfport and the others from Diamondhead.
Campaign finance reports filed last week show that Willis and Bevis have raised the most money. Willis’ $47,400 includes $25,000 from herself. Bevis has raised $13,785. Bower has spent about $3,400 of his own money and did not report any contributions. Ballard’s campaign reported $1,795 in donations.
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