Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves defeated former Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller 54-46 in yesterday’s runoff for the Republican nomination for governor.
Reeves advances to the general election where he will meet Democrat Attorney General Jim Hood.
Republicans also chose their attorney general nominee. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch defeated attorney Andy Taggart 52-48. Fitch will face Democrat Jennifer Collins in November as Republicans look to finally capture the one statewide office they don’t hold.
Republicans in the northern district chose a nominee for transportation commissioner. John Caldwell defeated Geoffrey Yoste 57-43. Caldwell will meet Democrat Joe Grist in the general election.
And Jackson Councilman De’Keither Stamps will be the Democratic nominee for Public Service Commissioner in the central district. Stamps will face Republican Brent Bailey in November. Bailey was the Republican nominee four years ago as well, losing to Democrat Cecil Brown.
For the legislature, five Republican incumbents and two Democratic incumbents lost their bids for re-election. As of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, two races – Senate District 3 and Senate District 50 – have yet to be called.
|SD1||R||Michael McLendon||52||Chris Massey*||48|
|SD3||R||Kathy Chism||51||Kevin Walls||49|
|SD8||D||Kegan Coleman||62||Kathryn York||38|
|SD8||R||Stephen Griffin||52||Ben Suber||48|
|SD10||D||Andre De’Berry||56||Michael Cathey||44|
|SD13||D||Sarita Simmons||66||John Alexander||34|
|SD22||D||Joseph Thomas||61||Ruffin Smith||39|
|SD37||R||Melanie Sojourner||55||Morgan Poore||45|
|SD51||R||Jeremy England||50||Gary Lennep||50|
|HD10||R||Brady Williamson||58||Kelly Morris||42|
|HD63||D||Stephanie Foster||63||Deborah Dixon*||37|
|HD70||D||William Brown||53||Kathy Sykes*||47|
|HD87||R||William Andrews||51||Joseph Tubb||49|
|HD88||R||Ramona Blackledge||57||Gary Staples*||43|
|HD95||R||Jay McKnight||59||Patricia Willis*||41|
|HD105||R||Dale Goodin||56||Roun McNeal*||44|
|HD106||R||Jansen Owen||61||John Glen Corley*||39|
|HD114||R||Jeffrey Guice*||54||Kenneth Fountain||46|
Races in italics have yet to be called.