The Mississippi Gulf Coast will feature runoff elections on Tuesday, November 25th for Jackson County Sheriff and Harrison County Circuit Court Judge (District 02, Place 2).
In Jackson County, Mike Ezell will face Scott McIlrath and, in the Harrison County Circuit Court race, Chris Schmidt will face Robert Fant Walker.
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Mississippians voted overwhelmingly to support a state constitutional amendment to preserve the right to hunt and fish. Nearly 90% of voters approved House Concurrent Resolution 30 (HCR 30) which will amend the state constitution and become the 18th state with hunting and fishing protected as a constitutional right.
Winners in the 2014 General Election:
- U.S. Senate: Thad Cochran
- 4th Congressional District: Steven Palazzo
- Chancery Court Judge, District 08, Place 2: Jennifer Schloegel
- Chancery Court Judge, District 08, Place 3: Sandy Steckler
- County Court Judge, Place 3: Margaret Alfonso
- Chancery Court Judge, District 16, Place 1: D. Neil Harris, Sr.*
- Chancery Court Judge, District 16, Place 3: Michael Fondren
*As of November 7th, D. Neil Harris, Sr. led the election against Paula Yancey by 18 votes with 18 affidavit ballots outstanding.
Two races will require a run-off. In the Harrison County race for Circuit Court Judge (District 02, Place 2), Chris Schmidt earned 42% of the vote and will face Robert Fant Walker who received the second highest vote total with 34%. In Jackson County, Mike Ezell garnered 43.9% of the vote and will face Scott McIlrath who came in second with 15.9%.
Runoff election will be November 25th.
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Prepare now for the 2014 General Election. As a mid-term election, voter turn-out is generally lower meaning every vote is even more important.
The following are the candidates for the various offices affecting Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. All links are to the candidates’ campaign websites, if available. Additional information on each candidate can be found by searching The Blessings of Liberty.
U.S. House of Representatives 4th Congressional District:
Several judicial positions are up for election this cycle as well. Below are the listings for the coastal counties with Circuit Court judgeships on the ballot:
District 2 (Hancock, Harrison, Stone):
- Circuit Court Judge, Place 1: Lisa P. Dodson (unopposed)
- Circuit Court Judge, Place 2:
- Circuit Court Judge, Place 3: Larry Bourgeois (unopposed)
- Circuit Court Judge, Place 4: Roger T. Clark (unopposed)
District 19 (George, Greene, Jackson):
- Circuit Court Judge, Place 1: Robert P. “Bob” Krebs (unopposed)
- Circuit Court Judge, Place 2: Kathy King Jackson (unopposed)
- Circuit Court Judge, Place 3: Dale Harkey (unopposed)
Below are the candidates for the coastal counties’ Chancery Courts:
District 8 (Hancock, Harrison, Stone):
- Chancery Court Judge, Place 1: Jim Persons (unopposed)
- Chancery Court Judge, Place 2:
- Chancery Court Judge, Place 3:
- Chancer Court Judge, Place 4: Carter Bise (unopposed)
District 16 (George, Greene, Jackson):
- Chancery Court Judge, Place 1:
- Chancery Court Judge, Place 2: Jaye A. Bradley (unopposed)
- Chancery Court Judge, Place 3:
- Michael L. Fondren
- Gary L. Roberts
Jackson County is holding a special election for a new sheriff to replace Mike Byrd who resigned in 2013; more information if available here. Three Mississippi Court of Appeals judgeships are also up for election but none that represent the coastal counties (District 5).
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