Wallace Heggie announced his candidacy for the Lauderdale County Chancery Clerk's office Tuesday.
Heggie, a city of Meridian employee, said the position should be more than a keeper of records.
"I think what I can bring to the table is a different perspective maybe on economic development and working with the board of supervisors, providing them the information they need to help them make these kinds of decisions that will continue to bring this county forward," said Heggie.
The chancery clerk works with the board of supervisors and the chancery court. The clerk also acts as a county treasurer and auditor.
Current Chancery Clerk Ann Wilson Hayes is also seeking reelection.