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. 

DistrictPartyName%Name%
SD1RMichael McLendon52Chris Massey*48
SD3RKathy Chism51Kevin Walls49
SD8DKegan Coleman62Kathryn York38
SD8RStephen Griffin52Ben Suber48
SD10DAndre De’Berry56Michael Cathey44
SD13DSarita Simmons66John Alexander34
SD22DJoseph Thomas61Ruffin Smith39
SD37RMelanie Sojourner55Morgan Poore45
SD51RJeremy England50Gary Lennep50
HD10RBrady Williamson58Kelly Morris42
HD63DStephanie Foster63Deborah Dixon*37
HD70DWilliam Brown53Kathy Sykes*47
HD87RWilliam Andrews51Joseph Tubb49
HD88RRamona Blackledge57Gary Staples*43
HD95RJay McKnight59Patricia Willis*41
HD105RDale Goodin56Roun McNeal*44
HD106RJansen Owen61John Glen Corley*39
HD114RJeffrey Guice*54Kenneth Fountain46

Races in italics have yet to be called.