||Candidates prepare for special election
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — Bobby Patrick goes door-to-door in search of support. He hopes to win the seat occupied since 2004 by his close friend the late Senator Terry Brown.
"We lost a valued leader-President Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, a hard-earned job and he earned it and we're gonna miss him," said Patrick.
He visited Senator Brown's former supporter Beth Stuart on Friday.
"Whoever wins this election has to fill some big shoes and he has to hit the ground running," said Stuart.
Chuck Younger, Junior plans to win this election.
"There won't be filling any Terry Brown's shoes. Those shoes will never be filled, but I will try to go to Jackson to do the best for Lowndes County and the citizens of Lowndes County," said Younger.
Like Bobby Patrick, Younger is a Republican and new to politics.
Both have high hopes to accomplish separate goals.
"I want to try to expand education. I want to build upon the economic development that Columbus is currently experiencing. Lowndes County has outpaced most of the other counties in the state of Mississippi," said Patrick.
"Agriculture is a big part of Mississippi and I want to make sure it continues to grow and that the government regulators are not so bad on the farmers. That way we can make more money and progress in Mississippi," said Younger.
Both men want to make funding for education a top priority.
They have little time left to share their ideas.
The special election will be held November 25.