Incumbents do well in local elections

Published 6:35 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015

VOTING MATTERS: County residents vote during the general election for their favored candidates inside the Picayune Fire Department. Photo by Ashley Collins.

VOTING MATTERS: County residents vote during the general election for their favored candidates inside the Picayune Fire Department. Photo by Ashley Collins.

With all 32 precincts in Pearl River County reporting, here are the unofficial results of Tuesday’s election as of press time. All polling numbers are from Pearl River County only.

In the race for circuit clerk, Nance Fitzpatrick Stokes (R) led the ticket with 6,860 votes, beating Jeff Brady (D), who received 1,785 votes.

For coroner, incumbent Derek Turnage (R) led with 6,950 votes while David Brumfield (D) received 1,711 votes.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

For tax collector/assessor, incumbent Gary Beech (R) surpassed his competition with 6,828 votes, beating Shirley J. Walker Ceaser (D), who received 1,836 votes.

For supervisor district I, Donald Hart (D) received 889 votes while Russell Foster (R) received 542 votes.

In the race for district IV supervisor, Farron Moeller (R) led with 1,230 votes while Frank N. Egger (I) received 148 votes.

For district V supervisor, incumbent Sandy Kane Smith (R) led the ticket with 1,465 votes, surpassing Michael ‘Mike’ Thigpen (D), who received 377 votes.

In the race for election commissioner district V, Michelle Vogt received 933 votes while Edward D. Hawkins received 676 votes.

In the race for governor, incumbent Phil Bryant (R) led the ticket with 7,155 votes, beating out Robert Gray (D), who received 1,405 votes and Shawn O’ Hara (Reform) with 191 votes.

For attorney general, Mike Hurst (R) received 6,056 votes, beating incumbent Jim Hood (D), who received 2,600 votes.

In the race for lieutenant governor, incumbent Tate Reeves (R) led the ticket with 6,640 votes followed by Tim Johnson (D) with 1,513 votes, Ron Williams (L) with 321 votes and Rosa B. Williams (Reform) with 134 votes.

Incumbent Delbert Hosemann (R) led the ticket for secretary of state with 6,689 votes followed by Charles E. Graham (D) with 1,594 votes and Randy Walker (Reform) with 370 votes.

For state auditor, incumbent Stacey E. Pickering (R) led the ticket with 6,838 followed by Jocelyn ‘Joce’ Pepper Pritchett (D) with 1,597 votes and Lajena Walley (Reform) with 173 votes.

In the race for state treasurer, incumbent Lynn Fitch (R) led with 7,319 votes followed by Viola V. McFarland (Reform) with 916 votes.

For commissioner of agriculture and commerce, Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) received 6,946 votes followed by Addie Lee Green (D) with 1,481 votes and Cathy L. Toole (Reform) with 219 votes.

For public service commissioner southern district, Samuel F. ‘Sam’ Britton (R) received 6,455 votes followed by Tom Blanton (D) with 1,823 votes and Lonny Kenneth Spence (Reform) with 325 votes.

In the race for transportation commissioner southern district, incumbent Tom King (R) received 6,750 votes followed by Chad Toney (D) with 1,587 votes and Sheranda Atkinson (Reform) with 236 votes.

In the race for state senate district 47, Joseph M. ‘Mike’ Seymour (R) received 2,251 votes followed by Jimmy L. ‘Bo’ Alawine (D) with 814 votes.

For state house district 93, Timmy Ladner (R) received 984 votes while Billy Joe Ladner (D) received 211 votes.

For state house district 108, incumbent Mark S. Formby (R) led the ticket with 3,044 votes followed by Leavern Guy (D) with 893 votes.

For Initiative Measure No. 42, 5,587 votes were cast against both Initiative 42 and Alternative Measure No. 42A, while 2,534 votes approved either measure. Individually, Alternative Measure No. 42A received 3,452 votes followed by 2,554 votes for Initiative Measure No. 42. 

The following races were uncontested: Melinda Smith Bowman (R) received 7,785 votes for chancery clerk; incumbent Aaron L. Russell Jr. (R) received 7,637 votes for prosecuting attorney; incumbent David Allison (R) received 7,845 votes for sheriff; incumbent Alan Lumpkin (R) received 2,738 votes for superintendent of the Pearl River County School District; incumbent Malcolm Perry (R) received 1,938 votes for district II supervisor; Hudson Holliday (R) received 1,736 votes for district III supervisor; incumbent Danny Joe Slade received 3,217 votes for north constable; incumbent James Hal Breland (R) received 3,309 votes for justice court judge north district; Donald D. Fail (R) received 2,527 votes for justice court judge east district; incumbent Ray Merle Bennett (R) received 2,491 votes for constable south east district; Jason Hunt (R) received 2,043 votes for constable south west district; John Mark Mitchell (R) received 2,097 votes for justice court judge south west district; Elaine R. Voss (NP) received 405 votes for school board member district V; incumbent Mike Chaney (R) received 7,847 votes for commissioner of insurance; C. ‘Buddy’ McDonald (NP) received 7,416 votes for circuit court judge, district 15 place 3; incumbent Hal Kittrell (R) received 7,775 votes for District 15 attorney; incumbent Angela Burks Hill (R) received 4,331 votes for state senate district 40; incumbent John A. Polk (R) received 719 votes for state senate district 44,; and incumbent Herb Frierson (R) received 3,221 votes for state house district 106. Pearl River County Circuit Clerk Vickie Hariel said more than 400 absentee ballots and less than 50 affidavit ballots still need to be counted.