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Profile: Republican candidates for District 90 State Representatives

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 There are four people in the run for the District 90 State Representative seat being vacated by Joe Warren.

On the republican side Rick Ward of Collins and Noah Sanford are running against each other.

Ward is originally from north Mississippi. He joined joined the navy during the Vietnam era and when he left active duty he stayed in the reserves and went into law enforcement. Ward says he is running because he feels he can do more for the district if he's a part of the legislature.

"I have a lot of pet peeves," said Ward. "One of them is gun rights that I'm involved with and also citizens rights as a whole. I think we need to take back government from the government and we need to hold them accountable and have transparency."

Noah Sanford grew up on a farm in the Sanford Community. He graduated from Seminary High School and went to Jones County Junior College. Then went he on the University Of Mississippi where he got his bachelors degree. He then moved on to get his law degree from Ole Miss. Sanford says he is in the process of setting up a law practice in Collins. If elected, Sanford says he would be a legislator for the regular people.

"The teachers, the farmers, the preachers, are very personal to me," said Sanford. "We need a legislator who has the education, the background, the knowledge of our communities. Whoever goes to Jackson has to understand the major issues and work with both parties to find solutions in this district."

Ward faces off against Sanford in the Aug. 4 primary.

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