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Longtime judge Landrum loses to Williamson in Jones County race

Dal Williamson, new Circuit Court Judge for Jones County Dal Williamson, new Circuit Court Judge for Jones County
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Incumbent and longtime Circuit Court Judge Billy Joe Landrum was defeated Tuesday by attorney Dal Williamson.

After more than 6 months of campaigning, a general election and a runoff, challenger Williamson won, according to the unofficial total vote count.

Judge Landrum, after 28 years, will have to give up his bench at the end of the year.

Williamson, a native of Jones County, who has practiced law for the past 34 years will take his elected seat in January and for the next four years.

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