District 9 candidates Sonya Ryburn and Sheilla Lampkin and District 10 candidate Patricia Mays respond to questions about Common Core at at political debate hosted by Concerned Citizens of Monticello on October 30.

Lampkin, the District 9 incumbent, is a Democrat. Her opponent, Sonya Ryburn is a Republican.

Mays is a Republican. Her opponent, Democrat Mike Holcomb, the incumbent, did not attend the debate. Lampkin, Ryburn and Mays are from Drew County. Holcomb is from Jefferson County.

District 10 includes the northeast section of Drew County as well as portions of Cleveland, Lincoln, Grant and Jefferson counties.

District 9 includes most of Drew and Ashley counties.