MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - There is campaign fever in Jackson County. The Mississippi House District 110 candidates are making a last minute campaign push before Tuesday's special Election Day.
The seat was left vacated by Moss Point's new Mayor Billy Broomfield earlier this year. The winner will represent parts of Moss Point and Pascagoula at the state level.
Campaign signs now line the streets in Moss Point and Pascagoula. Three men and two women are vying for The Mississippi House of Representatives District 110 seat. Former Moss Point Mayor Aneice Liddell wants to improve problems plaguing the coastal community.
"We do need to look at what affects us on a day-to-day basis. We need to look at these things that are costing us to where we can't hardly live on the coast and that is insurance, flood, and drainage," Liddell said.
Citizen activist Tyres Autrey wants to take his fight for funding to improve mental health to Jackson.
"The people that are hearing these voices that are acting on these voices if they are properly treated and medicated then when people go to work they will be at peace, when students go to school they will be in a relaxed environment to learn. I feel like that needs to be addressed because that can prevent a Sandy Hook Massacre from occurring in Mississippi," Autrey said.
Former teacher Anne McMillion is running on a quality of life platform.
"We are here currently on Rose Drive and this just one of the areas that after the storm recently a month that really got a lot devastation. I want to stress the issue in Jackson that whether we are local or statewide have to do better in getting the citizens to feel more hope," McMillion said.
Jeramey Anderson is the youngest candidate. He wants to provide fresh, new ideas to improve the education system.
"Education is the foundation for our young. I have already started the ground work. I stand with two NBA players and one NFL player who are ready to come into our schools and help our children by mentoring and bring up our test scores," Anderson said.
Military veteran Mitch Ellerby has held the 110 seat in the past. He is focusing on boosting the economy.
"That is economic development-tourism because it provides revenue for the state and it could generate revenue for businesses and industry. Our cities need the money and I will help them with that," Ellerby said.
Polls will be open for the special election Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, a runoff election with the top two candidates will be held November 26.