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Democrats square off in Harrison County District 4 runoff race

Voters head to the poll on Tuesday. (Photo Source: WLOX) Voters head to the poll on Tuesday. (Photo Source: WLOX)
Candidate Kent Jones making visit prior to the election. (Photo source: WLOX) Candidate Kent Jones making visit prior to the election. (Photo source: WLOX)
Chris Fisher credits a grass roots approach for drumming up support. (Photo Source: WLOX) Chris Fisher credits a grass roots approach for drumming up support. (Photo Source: WLOX)

It all hinges on voter turnout on Tuesday, and both candidates in the Harrison County District 4 supervisor's race agree that getting their supporters to the polls is critical.

On Tuesday, voters will choose between Kent Jones and Chris Fisher as the Democratic nominee.

“You know, I'm Kent Jones, and I'm running for supervisor in District Four,” said the candidate, as he approached two elderly gentlemen outside a snowball stand in North Gulfport.

Jones says his experience as safety and environmental officer for District Four has prepared him to become its supervisor.

“This is where I was raised, where I went to school. So many relatives and so many friends that I know. And I just feel like I could represent them very well because this is where I'm actually from. As a little boy, I walked up and down these streets with no shoes on. And this is home,” he explained.

Jones says his campaign is focused on the so-called "kitchen table" issues.

“Whether it's drainage, whether it's our parks and recreation areas. Whether it's going to be our walking tracks. Just economic development. The most important thing we can do is increase the quality of life for all the citizens of District Four,” said Jones.

Fisher is an attorney who worked as an assistant DA under Cono Caranna. He says he's more than ready to lead District Four.

“What I want them to most know about Chris Fisher is that I have a humble heart, but yet a servant's mind. And what I do in my work and in my practice and in my general life, living, is I try to make it better for not just myself, but for our community as a whole,” said Fisher. 

Fisher credits a grass roots approach for drumming up support, adding, “Getting to the average voter. Letting them know exactly what your position is and where you stand on the issues,"

Voters have the final say on Tuesday.

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