Updated results from Tuesday’s election

Published 7:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Mississippi state primary election took place Tuesday to decide who will move on to the general election in November, or a runoff later this month, for seats on the Senate and 4th Congressional District House of Representatives.

Statewide, for the Senate seat, Howard Sherman (D) received 27,150 votes (32 percent) and David Baria (D) received 26,378 votes (31 percent.) A runoff election will be held June 26 to determine who will represent the Democratic Party in the general election.

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Incumbent Roger Wicker won the GOP Senate candidacy with 127,688 votes (83 percent of the total votes in Mississippi). Richard Boyanton received 26,560 votes (17 percent).

In the race for the House District 4 seat, incumbent Steven Palazzo won the Republican candidacy with 29,773 votes (71 percent of the total cast across Mississippi). Brian Rose received 12,448 votes (29 percent).

Jeramey Anderson was uncontested and will represent the Democratic Party for the District 4 House seat in the general election.

In Pearl River County, a total of 3,470 ballots were cast. This includes regular and absentee votes. This number represents just over 10 percent of the total number of registered voters in the County.

For the Senate, David Baria (D) received 157 votes, Jensen Bohren (D) received 21 votes, Jerone Garland (D) received 25 votes, Victor G. Maurice Jr. (D) received 15 votes, Omeria Scott (D) received 189 votes and Howard Sherman (D) received 71 votes. On the Republican side, R. Warren Boyanton (R) received 804 votes and Roger F. Wicker (R) received 2,119 votes.

Locally for the House seat, incumbent Steven Palazzo (R) received 2,272 votes and E. Brian Rose (R) received 681 votes. Jeramey Anderson (D) received 416 votes.

Pearl River County Circuit Clerk Nance Stokes said a total of 50 affidavit ballots remain to be counted. She said voters will have until Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. to fulfill the necessary voting requirements for those votes to be counted. The election results will be certified the following morning, on Wednesday, June 13.