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Tim Kellar
Hancock Country Chancery Clerk, Mississippi

Tim Kellar was elected to the office of Chancery Clerk and appointed to the position of County Administrator in January of 1996. For more than thirteen years his responsibilities as Hancock County Chancery Clerk have included serving as County Treasurer, County Auditor, Clerk to the County Supervisors, Clerk to Chancery Court Judges, Clerk to County Youth Court and County Land Records Clerk.

As County Administrator his duties have included overseeing Personnel, Purchasing, Insurance, Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation, and the Emergency Operation Center.

Kellar attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his degree in Resources Management.

His civic memberships over the years have included the Jaycees, the Lion’s Club, the Rotary Club, the Hancock County Historical Society, the Sons of the American Legion, the Waveland Civic Organization, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, the Bay St. Louis Masonic Lodge, the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, Hancock County Leadership, the Mississippi Association of County Administrators, and past President of the Mississippi Chancery Clerks’ Association.

Kellar was born in Hancock County, Mississippi and has lived there his entire life. He is a fifth generation Hancock County native. He and his wife Jean have two sons, Jordan and Evan.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.

“Election 2016” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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