The Mississippi Board of REALTORS and Meridian Board of REALTORS has endorsed a candidate for the state House of Representatives.
The groups are backing Republican C.D. Smith for House District 84.
Jerome Kittrell, president of the Meridian Board, said Smith has the skills necessary for the job.
"We felt like C.D.'s experience, his background, his military and civic leadership abilities place him in an excellent position to represent our interests in home ownership and affordable housing, and economic development issues," said Jerome Kittrell, president of the Meridian Board of REALTORS,
The state board has a membership of 6,500.
Five other candidates are in the race: Republicans Tad Campbell, Hugh Davis, and William Shirley, Jr., independent Matt Hemphill, and Democrat Billy Lee.