Runoff Results From Yesterday
Had a number of runoffs yesterday for various down-ticket offices. Here are the results that we have seen:
Chancery Judge District 10 Place 2: Dawn Beam defeated Scott Phillips.
This covers Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River and Perry counties.
Chancery Judge District 13 Place 1: David Shoemake defeated Larry Buffington.
This covers Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Simpson and Smith counties. Buffington was a 16 year incumbent.
Circuit Judge District 13: Eddie Bowen defeated Wilton McNair.
This covers Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith counties. Bowen was appointed by Haley Barbour following the death of Robert Evans.
Circuit Judge District 16 Place 3: Lee Coleman defeated Nebra Porter.
This covers Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, and Noxubee counties. This is a newly created seat.
Circuit Judge District 17 Place 4: Gerald Chatham defeated Stan Little.
This covers DeSoto, Tate, Panola, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties. This is a newly created seat. There was a dispute last week over a Tea Party endorsement for Chatham. Chatham approved leaflets touting the endorsement, but that was found to be in violation for aligning with a party or political faction.
Hinds County Court Judge: Melvin Priester defeated Brent Southern.
Madison County Court Judge: Steve Ratcliff defeated Will Longwitz.
Longwitz had received the endorsements of Haley Barbour, Phil Bryant and former GOP Chairman Jim Herring. Also of interest, a negative phone call went out Monday evening accusing Longwitz of being a puppet of Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.
Panola County Justice Court Judge District 1: Mike Wilson defeated Hal Johnson.
Warren County Justice Court Judge: James Jefferson defeated Rudolph Walker.
George County Sheriff: Tony Keel defeated Bobby Fairley.
This race was to fill the remainder of the term following the death of Sheriff Garry Welford; who was tragically killed on duty last summer.
Panola County Sheriff: Otis Griffin defeated Dennis Darby.
Griffin was appointed interim Sheriff in 2009 following the death of Sheriff Hugh “Shot” Bright.
Prentiss County Superintendent of Education: Randle Downs defeated Kenneth Chism.
Pearl River Supervisor District 2: Joyce Culpepper defeated Daryl Smith.
Joyce Culpepper was appointed interim Supervisor in 2009 following the death of her husband, Charles Culpepper.
Lee County District 1 Constable: Scotty Clark defeated Joe Huckaby.
Brian Perry has some more information, including the percentages each candidate received, on his blog.