Biloxi man selected as Democratic candidate 4th Congressional District

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Matthew Moore, 35, of Biloxi has been chosen as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative in the Fourth Congressional District, according to Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole.

The State Democratic Executive Committee voted Wednesday and nominated Moore to replace Democrat Michael Herrington. Herrington recently withdrew from race.

Democrats also voted for Vicki Slater of Madison as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative in the 3rd Congressional District.

Democrat candidate Moore, Reform Party candidate Robert W. Claunch and Libertarian candidate Ron Williams are all in the 4th Congressional District race against Republican Steven Palazzo. The general election is November 6.

"We are pleased that Vicki and Matthew have stepped forward to be our party's standard bearers for the fall.  They will give the voters of the third and fourth districts an opportunity to elect much better representation to Congress on November 6th," said Rickey Cole, Chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party.

According to the Mississippi Democratic Party, the candidates' names and other information must be submitted to the State Election Commission in care of the Secretary of State's office for approval before they may be certified to appear on the ballot.

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