- Associated Press - Friday, March 27, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Democratic state Rep. Jim Evans of Jackson says he won’t seek a seventh term in the Mississippi House.

Evans announced Thursday he’s withdrawing as a candidate for the District 70 seat he has held since 1991. The district is in part of Hinds County.

Evans’ decision leaves three candidates competing in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary: Sam Begley, Tammy Cotton and Kathy Sykes.

The Democratic nominee will face Republican Pete Perry in the Nov. 3 general election.

Evans’ current four-year term ends in January. He says he will continue to push for workers’ rights as a senior organizer with the national AFL-CIO.

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