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State representative to run for MS Supreme Court seat

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A state representative from Jackson is running for Mississippi Supreme Court Justice.

The Secretary of State's Office reports that District 67 Representative Earle S. Banks has qualified to run for MS Supreme Court Justice District 1, Position 1.

Banks, a 57 year old attorney and Jackson funeral home director, has served in the legislature since 1993. He is challenging current Chief Justice William L. "Bill" Waller, Jr.

Waller, 60 years old, was first elected to the MS Supreme Court in 1996 and has served as chief justice since 2009.

District 1, Position 1 represents 22 counties in central and northwest Mississippi.

Twelve candidates are running for judicial seats in the state.

The candidates are listed as follows:

Earle S. Banks - Supreme Court Justice District 1, Position 1 Jackson, MS

William L. (Bill) Waller, Jr. - Supreme Court Justice District 1, Position 1 Jackson, MS

Leslie D. King - Supreme Court Justice District 1, Position 2 Greenville, MS

Talmadge Braddock - Supreme Court Justice District 2, Position 3 Hattiesburg, MS

Mike Randolph - Supreme Court Justice District 2, Position 3 Hattiesburg, MS

Richard (Flip) Phillips - Supreme Court Justice District 3, Position 3 Batesville, MS

Josiah Dennis Coleman - Supreme Court Justice District 3, Position 3 Toccopola, MS

Ceola James - Court of Appeals District 2, Position 2 Vicksburg, MS

Ermea "EJ" Russell - Court of Appeals District 2, Position 2 Flora, MS

Latrice Westbrooks - Court of Appeals District 2, Position 2 Jackson, MS

Gene Fair - Court of Appeals District 5, Position 1 Hattiesburg, MS

M. Ronald Doleac - Chancery Court Judge District 10, Place 4 Hattiesburg, MS

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