Two Compete for Lauderdale's District 4 Seat

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Gerald Hudson and incumbent supervisor Joe Norwood are both running for District 4 supervisor in Lauderdale County.

Both candidates are Democrats, so the election will be decided with the primary election.

Norwood said he believes he should be re-elected based on his record as supervisor.

"Four years ago, I promised the people that we would help clean up the city," said Norwood. "So what we have done is torn down (dilapidated) houses, with most of them coming out of the fourth district. And we have the only accredited sheriff's department in the county. And we promised we'd be learners of business and learn what we need to be strong leaders in the community."

Hudson has been a pastor at Newell Chapel CME Church for around ten years and is now requesting an indefinite sabbatical from the church. He says his goal within in the community is to serve as supervisor and he says Lauderdale County needs to get back to basics.

"We need to get back to basics. That's the bottom line. It's the physical infrastructure, clean streets, taking care of our young people, and making sure the elderly still recognize their neighborhood," said Hudson.

It will be a busy few days for both candidates, full of campaigning, as the primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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