Election preview: Neshoba County's District 1 supervisor race

NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Three Republican candidates hope to serve Neshoba County’s District 1 on the board of supervisors.

Keith Lillis is the incumbent. He has held the position for more than 20 years.

"I love working with people. I love trying to help people. It’s extremely satisfying being able to help someone that actually can't help without your help. That has meant the world to me to be able to help people,” said Lillis.

Lillis said if re-elected he hopes to continue to improve Neshoba County.

"Going forward, we've got a litter control program program in the making. We're starting to get it back up and hopefully we can get these roads cleaned up,” said Lillis.

Bobby Joe Lovern is challenging Lillis for District 1 supervisor. He said this position would mean a great deal to him.

"I feel like Neshoba County needs change to try and better our community and county,” said Lovern.

If elected, Lovern says he will strive to make his community proud, while working to improve several areas of the county.

"I would like to see better jobs. I'm concerned about our youth growing up for jobs,” said Lovern.

The third candidate, Ralph Nowell, was not available for comment.