2 Court of Appeals races set for Mississippi ballots Tuesday

November 24, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Voters in western parts of Mississippi will decide two state Court of Appeals runoffs on Tuesday, after two candidates fell just short of winning outright majorities on Nov. 6.

Deborah McDonald of Fayette led the race in the 2nd District, which includes the Mississippi Delta and parts of Jackson. She will face runner-up Eric Hawkins of Greenville. McDonald cites experience as a municipal court judge and lawyer for governments. Hawkins has been a prosecutor in Greenville.

David McCarty will face fellow Jackson resident and Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill Sr. in the 4th District. It includes parts of Jackson and southwest Mississippi. McCarty led the race, while Weill finished second. Weill was a Republican on the Jackson City Council. McCarty points to his experience as an appellate lawyer.

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