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.
For more information:
- Hunting and fishing amendment given overwhelming support
- Schmidt, Walker in judicial runoff; Chancery Court races decided
- Runoff slated in Jackson County sheriff’s race, with Ezell in as front runner
- District 16 elects Mike Fondren as new Chancery Court judge, Harris-Yancey race still close
- Neil Harris-Paula Yancey judicial race separated by 18 votes with 18 outstanding votes with no ID
- Mississippi Voted to Amend Its Constitution and Hunters Will Love It
- MS News Now: Election 2014
- Election results 2014 by state, county, and district
- Democrats Lose in Mississippi but Vow to Keep Pushing the Issues
- Republicans’ First Step Was to Handle Extremists in Party