Republican, Bill Waller, stepped down from the State's High Court in January after serving 21 years, the last 10 he spent as Chief Justice. The republican primary set for August in which Waller will face Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and State Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando. They've already qualified as republicans. Democrats will also have a contested primary, with Attorney General Jim Hood and retired Jackson State University employee Velesha Williams. The newest candidate is the son of the late Governor Bill Waller Sr., a democrat who served from 1972 to 1976. The 67 year old has said he brings something to the table that is missing and he feels he has 10 to 15 good years of service left.

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