Primary runoff election results update

Published 7:00 am Thursday, August 27, 2015

The unofficial absentee ballots are beginning to come in from Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff election and another incumbent is possibly out of the running.

It was a close race for Supervisor District 3. Once the absentee votes were tabulated, incumbent Dennis W. Dedeaux received a total of 1,044 votes while Hudson Holliday received 1,053 votes. However, the results could change as affidavit ballots are still being processed, Circuit Clerk Vickie Hariel said.

In Pearl River County, Melinda Smith Bowman led the Republican race for chancery clerk with 3,874 votes, beating out incumbent David Earl Johnson, who received 3,079 votes.

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Johnson will step down at the end of this term after serving the county for 16 years.

In the race for the circuit clerk office, Nance Fitzpatrick Stokes led the ticket with 3,999 votes, beating Sian B. Fazende who received 2,883 votes.

For the position of Constable Southeast, incumbent Ray Merle Bennett led with 1,016 votes beating Larry P. ‘Dusty’ Dillard, Jr. who received 677 votes.

The winners of the primary election and Tuesday’s run-off will be on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.

Wednesday, the Item incorrectly stated the results for the Senate District 47 and Public Service Commissioner-Southern District races. While Tony Smith led the ticket for Public Service Commissioner in Pearl River County with 4,206 votes, Samuel F. ‘Sam’ Britton won the state vote with 42,561 votes. Smith received 29,942 votes statewide. While the race for Senate District 47 ended with Mike Tyson leading the ticket in Pearl River County with 1,854 votes, Joseph M. ‘Mike’ Seymour’ won the seat, receiving 2,671 votes across the district. Tyson received 2,544 votes district wide, according to Associated Press coverage.