Unofficial election results
Published 11:07 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Turnout was heavy during Tuesday’s election that will determine who will fill a number of state and local seats.
Results listed below pertain to contested races only and only include 25 of 25 precincts within Pearl River County reporting before press time. They are considered unofficial until all votes, including absentee, affidavit and day of votes are confirmed.
In the running for United States Senate David Baria (D) received 2,511, Roger Wicker (R) received 11,252, Danny Bedwell (Lib) received 285 and Shawn O’Hara (Ref) received 102 votes.
For the special election to fill a seat on the United States Senate Tobey Bernard Bartee received 261, Mike Espy received 2,463, Cindy Hyde-Smith received 6,049 and Chris McDaniel received 5,112 votes. Party affiliations for this race were not listed on the ballot.
For the U.S. House of Representatives Fourth Congressional District, Jeremy Anderson (D) received 2,568, Steven Palazzo (R) received 11,697 and Lajena Sheets (Ref) received 124 votes.
For the Tenth Chancery Court, place 3, Bob Marshall received 6,270 and Sheila Havard Smallwood received 4,876 votes.
In the race for for Tenth Chancery Court, place 4 Stacey Sims Barber received 3,265, Christopher Howdeshell received 939, Vanessa Jones received 2,157, Harry R. Lane received 306, Chad Smith received 3,642 and Joseph L. Turney received 1,760 votes.
Two candidates ran in the special election for Pearl River County School Board of Trustees District 1. Christian Burge received 406 and Rodney J. Dyess received 313 votes.
There were also two candidates running for the Pearl River County School Board of Trustees District 2. Jerry Frazier received 478 and Jeremy Weir received 430 votes.
Pearl River County Circuit Clerk Nance Stokes said that at last count by the close of the polls, there were about 1,300 absentee ballots submitted. Those ballots will be counted on Wednesday after they have been verified.