Rankin County is poised to play an important role in the appellate court elections. On a personal note, I can recommend a vote for Judge Ed Hannan for Mississippi Court of Appeals. Experience should be an important consideration when determining appellate judges; especially so for those of us who practice law for a living. Judge Hannan's experience -- from trial, to judicial, to life -- overshadows his opponents. We have the opportunity to elect someone imminently qualified in all respects to the Court of Appeals. If you have no dog in the hunt, please consider casting your ballot for Judge Ed Hannan.