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Deadline to File for State Elections is Today; Pritchett to Announce for Auditor

JACKSON, Miss.–The deadline to file to run for state office is today and another candidate is expected to announce she is running for state auditor of Mississippi.

Jocelyn Pritchett, A.K.A. Joce, said in a news release Thursday that her announcement will be on the capitol steps Friday morning.

The Jackson native runs Pritchett Engineering and Planning, LLC, in nFlowood. She is one of the people who filed a lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage, and plans to run as a Democrat. As of this writing, she will face Charles Graham, of Jackson, for the Democrat nomination.

The party primary will be Tuesday, Aug. 4. The runoff for that will be Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 3. If a runoff is needed, it will be Tuesday, Nov. 23, according to the secretary of state’s website.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering is running for re-election as a Republican. Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler is challenging him for the nomination.

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