JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The countdown to Election Day in Jackson County continues. Thousands of Moss Point and Pascagoula voters will again head to the polls to choose a representative in the special election for the Mississippi House District 110 seat. The runoff race is between political newcomer Jeramey Anderson and Former Moss Point Mayor Aneice Liddell. Both candidates are focusing on getting their message out to win.
Liddell and her team are campaigning hard in Pascagoula and Moss Point to win the 110 seat. The former mayor hopes her political experience and dedication will help her Election Day.
"I have been involved in the Democratic Party for more than 30 years, and I have been working with state legislators as the mayor. So, now I am just asking for an opportunity to go up and be able to make laws that affect our daily lives," Liddell said.
Jeramey Anderson is traveling around town shaking hands and explaining his vision to voters. The 21-year-old maybe young, but he's confident he's the best choice to get the job done.
"The representative seat is just that, a representative for the people. I have always been a voice for this community, and I look forward to being a voice in Jackson for this community as well. Neither one of us has been to Jackson as a legislator, and we are both inexperienced," said Anderson.
Anderson said if elected, eliminating flood insurance woes and improving education will be major priorities.
"We want to make sure our community has a voice inside our school because the community is going to be responsible for what we produce out our schools," said Anderson.
Liddell also has a list of state issues she wants to improve.
"Jobs, education and healthcare. We can work with our municipalities when it comes to local issues just like flood and drainage," said Liddell.
One thing the candidates do agree on is that it's important for voters in Moss Point and Pascagoula to get out and vote this time. Earlier this month the turnout was extremely low at polls, but both candidates are hoping they have built up enough excitement to change that.
"Voting is the key because our forefathers died for us to have this right to go out and vote," said Liddell.
"You never know the magnitude of one vote. Every vote is important," Anderson said.
In the first special election Anderson received more votes than Liddell.
The election will be held Tuesday, November 26. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.