Neshoba County Sheriff: down to a two man race

NESHOBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Two candidates for sheriff in Neshoba County after the party primaries on Tuesday.

Just one day after the election, the candidates are already gearing up for November.

The next sheriff of Neshoba County will either be Republican Eric Clark or Democrat Ken Edwards.

“I feel great about it. I want to thank the voters for turning out Tuesday night and electing me and helping me get to the next stage. I feel good about my chances come November," said Edwards. "I’ve got to get out and talk to the people and let the people speak in November on who they want."

Edwards, who pulled in 55% of the vote in the Democratic primary said he connected well with voters.

"My attitude, my personality. The man that I am, serving our great nation, honorably, faithfully, and dedicated to our great nation. It's just a privilege to be here,” said Edwards.

Clark, a lifelong Republican who won 53% of the vote in the Tuesday primary said he'll be a strong and dedicated leader in law enforcement.

"I’m excited. The entire family is excited. We spent some time together listening to the returns," said Clark. "Just overwhelmed with the numbers as they came in. Hopefully going into November, we take this little bit of momentum and encourage people to vote."

Clark said his experience helped him pull off a win in the primary.

"I would say first of all would be the training I’ve received over the course of a career," said Clark. "I've worked with the department of wildlife. I've been through several police training academies."
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Both men are already back on the campaign trail as they go head to head in the November in the general election.