Candidates Set for Special Election

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Moody, a Democrat from Louisville, resigned May 7 and is expected to become deputy director of the state Medicaid program. He had been in the House nearly 21 years.

Party affiliations will not be listed on the special election ballots in District 43, which includes all of Winston County and parts of Kemper and Noxubee counties.

A runoff, if necessary, is set for June 15. To qualify for the election, each candidates had to submit petitions signed by at least 50 registered voters in the district.

The qualifiers, according to the secretary of state's office, are:

Willie Joe Coleman Jr. of Louisville
Harvey Love Darden of Louisville
Kenny Ray Dempsey of Louisville
Larry Duran of Noxapater
Riley Forrest of Louisville
Gale Gregory of Louisville
Carolyn R. Hampton of Louisville
Pam Catledge Kirk of Louisville
Douglas A. Lovorn of Louisville
Phil B. Luke of Preston
Jeff Nowell of Louisville
Russ Nowell of Louisville
Steven W. Puckett of Louisville
Ron Stroud of Louisville
Linda Marshall Triplett of McCool
Billy Joe Webb of Louisville