LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Lamar County Circuit Clerk Leslie Wilson announced Monday morning he will not be seeking a sixth term as Circuit Clerk.
"I have just over 32 years of public service to the people of Lamar County, (12 as coroner and 20 as circuit clerk), and feel it is time to begin a new chapter in mine and my family's life," said Wilson.
In the Lamar County Circuit Clerks' race, Wilson did not have a challenger as of Monday Feb. 23. Candidate David Allen Breland did qualify previously to run, but changed over to the Chancery Clerks race.
"I have removed my name from consideration for the republican nomination for this office which will give all interested persons in this county until Friday, Feb. 27th at 5 p.m. to qualify for this most important office," said Wilson.
"I will forever be grateful to the people of this county for allowing me the opportunity to serve in this position, may god continue to bless Lamar County, Mississippi," said Wilson.