JSU will give Hinds County Sheriff’s candidates a chance to debate crime, other issues

(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jackson State University’s Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts will host a debate between Hinds County Sheriff’s candidates vying to fill the post after the sudden death of longtime lawman Lee D. Vance. The event is scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Room 134 of the College of Business Building.

Candidates vying for the title of Hinds County Sheriff will debate tonight, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m.

Dr. Maruice Mangum, Chair of Political Science and moderator, said, “The forum will give candidates a chance to address issues that strengthen their platforms and to explain how they can develop the community’s trust in law enforcement and keep crime to a minimum in their jurisdiction.”


What:               Debate for Hinds County Sheriff’s Candidates


Who: Candidates: Marshand Crisler, Tyree Jones, Leon Seals, Les Tannehill, Reggie Thompson, Richard Spooner, Eric Wall, Beverly Harris-Williams; moderator Mangum


When:              6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26


Where: JSU main campus, 1400 John R. Lynch Street, Room 134 College of Business’ Pittman Auditorium

Why: The debate will provide a forum for candidates to address pressing issues such as safety, crime, violence and community relations.