Three candidates are in the race to succeed Appeals Court Judge Sean Tindell in the Mississippi Senate after the qualifying deadline passed Monday.
Dan Q. Carr, Joel Carter and Ron Meyers all qualified to run in a special election Dec. 19 for the District 49 seat that Tindell gave up to go to the state Appeals Court. All the candidates are from Gulfport.
Carter is owner of J. Carter & Co. Real Estate and Development, Carr is youth pastor at Faith Baptist Church and Meyers is owner of Ron Meyers Productions.
Absentee voting will be Nov. 4 through noon Dec. 16. Deadline for mailed absentee voting is Dec. 18.
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The deadline to register to vote is Nov. 20.