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Hinds County Court Judge Dist. 2 seat will be decided in a runoff

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Elections are not over yet. Two women, holding elected positions, are vying for a judicial post in Hinds County. In the County Court Judge District 2 runoff,  the women, both with name recognition and both with political and legal expertise, will face each other for the seat.

Only 1 year into her 4 year term as Jackson councilwoman, Larita Cooper-Stokes is aiming for a different elected position.

"Well I believe one important way I differ is that I live in the district. I'm concerned about the citizens here, they know me I know them," said Stokes. "And I'm the right choice."

Representative Kimberly Campbell, also an attorney, is currently serving as a special youth court judge. She stressed the important of fair minded proceedings.

"I will be on radio more basically," said Campbell. "We just want the people to know who we are and that we are committed to serving the District of sub district 2. I also want them to understand this is important. This person sits as a County Court judge which means they will oversee a civil docket, a criminal docket or youth court docket."

The runoff election will be held November 25.

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