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The 2011 Statewide Big Board

Ongoing and regularly updated list of potential and confirmed 2011 statewide candidate. Names in bold are confirmed candidates. Check back often for updates.

Governor– Haley Barbour (R) is term-limited

Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant (R)
Dave Dennis (R), businessman
Pearl River Co. Supervisor Hudson Holliday (R)
James Broadwater (R), previous Congressional and state legislative candidate
Ron Williams (R)
Former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck (R)
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R)
Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree (D)
Bill Luckett (D), businessman
John Arthur Eaves (D), 2007 candidate for governor
Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr. (D, R or third party)

Lieutenant Governor– Phil Bryant (R) is running for governor

State Sen. Billy Hewes (R)
Treasurer Tate Reeves (R)
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (R)
Rep. Travis Childers (D)
Bill Renick (D), former Chief of Staff to Ronnie Musgrove
Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer Hudson (D)
Sykes Sturdivant (D), farmer
Former State Rep. Jamie Franks (D), 2007 candidate for lieutenant governor
State Sen. Ezell Lee (D)
Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin (D)

Attorney GeneralJim Hood (D) is seeking a third term

Department of Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson (R)
State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R)

Secretary of StateDelbert Hosemann (R) is seeking a second term

John Windsor (D), 2007 candidate for Sec. of State
Former State Sen. Rob Smith (D), 2007 candidate for Sec. of State

Treasurer– Tate Reeves is running for lieutenant governor

State Sen. Lee Yancey (R)
State Personnel Board Executive Director Lynn Fitch (R)
Lucien Smith (R), counsel to Haley Barbour
Madison Co. Chancery Clerk Arthur Johnson (R)
State Sen. Joey Fillingane (R)
Russ Latino (R), attorney
Dorsey Carson (D), attorney
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D)

Insurance CommissionerMike Chaney (R) is seeking a second term

Jim Rasberry (D), 2007 candidate for Insurance Commissioner
Former Insurance Commissioner George Dale (I), lost Democratic primary in 2007

AuditorStacey Pickering (R) is seeking a second term

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins (R)
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D)
West Point Mayor Scott Ross (D)
Mike Sumrall (D), 2007 candidate for Auditor

Agriculture Commissioner– Lester Spell (R) is retiring

State Rep. Dannie Reed (R)
State Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
Max Phillips (R), 2003 and 2007 candidate for Ag. Commissioner
State Sen. Perry Lee (R)
Les Riley (R; potential to run as third-party candidate as well), 2007 candidate for Ag. Commissioner
Joel Gill (D), 2008 and 2010 Congressional candidate
Rickey Cole (D), 2007 candidate for Ag. Commissioner
State Rep. Steve Holland (D)
David Waide (D, R or third-party) , former Farm Bureau president

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