Incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will be challenged in the Republican primary by Alisha Nelson McElhenney while Jelani Barr and Tim Johnson will square off in a Democrat primary battle.
The winners of the respective primaries on August 4th will meet in the general election on November 3rd.
The following have qualified for candidacy in the 2o15 election for the Mississippi Senate. Only the Gulf Coast region is represented. For a complete list see Empower Mississippi‘s tabulation for the entire state.
District 40 (Pearl River): Incumbent Angela Hill (R) is uncontested.
District 45 (Forrest): Incumbent Billy Hudson (R) is uncontested.
District 46 (Hancock): Incumbent Philip E. Moran (R) is uncontested.
District 47 (Harrison/Jackson/Pearl River/Stone): With Sen. Tony Smith qualifying to run for the Public Service Commission Southern District, three candidates have qualified to replace him:
- Jimmy L. “Bo” Alawine (D)
- Rogena Mitchell (R)
- Joseph M. “Mike” Seymore (R)
District 48 (Harrison):
- Incumbent: Deborah Dawkins (D)
- Joseph B. Piernas, Sr. (D)
- Walter Crapps (R)
District 49 (Harrison):
- Incumbent: Sean Tindell (R)
- Katherine DeCoito (R)
District 50 (Harrison): Incumbent Tommy Gollott is uncontested.
District 51 (Jackson County):
- Incumbent Michael D. Watson, Jr. (R)
- Butch Loper (R)
Alisha Nelson McElhenney had qualified for the District 51 seat but switched her candidacy to the Lieutenant Governor seat following Watson’s announcement.
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