Chancery Court Judges deal with everything from divorce and child custody to land disputes and wills and estates. In the Chancery Court Judge race for District 8 Place 2 there are two candidates in the General Election November 4th.
The incumbent is Jennifer Schloegel, who has been a Chancery Court Judge over Harrison, Hancock and Stone Counties since January 2011. Prior to becoming a judge, Schloegel was an attorney for 19 years specializing in business law, estate planning and wills and probate.
The challenger in this race is attorney C. Stephen "Steve" Benvenutti. On his campaign website he states he has been practicing law in Mississippi's Chancery Courts for 30 years. Benvenutti has also been a public defender for Hancock County as well as the attorney for the Hancock County School District.