JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton has acquired the required 1,000 signatures of registered voters to qualify for the November 6 special election to replace retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, according to his campaign.
Shelton announced his candidacy for the seat earlier this month on WTVA 9 News.
“Through the efforts of dozens of volunteers, signatures were gathered in all four Mississippi Congressional Districts. In fact, our team collected more signatures than were actually necessary to qualify,” Shelton said.
The mayor says the signatures signify that Mississippians are ready to share their ideas, dreams and hopes.
“Over the next few weeks, I’ll visit every region of our state, introducing myself and listening to my neighbors’ most pressing concerns," he said.