Longtime judge Landrum loses to Williamson in Jones County race

Longtime judge Landrum loses to Williamson in Jones County race

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.