Incumbents victorious in county races
Voter turnout was down nearly 10 percent in last Tuesday’s general election compared to the 2019 cycle, complete but unofficial election results show.
Four incumbent supervisors are returning to serve in District 2, District 3, District 4, and District 5.
Mike Snow will take the seat in District 1, replacing Keith Lillis who did not seek re-election. Snow, a Republican, ran unopposed in the general election.
Incumbent Republican Kevin Cumberland won the District 2 Supervisor race, besting Independent challenger John Stokes by 1,232 votes to 384 votes.
Incumbent Republican Kinsey Smith won the District 3 Supervisor race defeating Independent challenger Colby Pope 1,146 votes to 503.
Incumbent Republican Kevin Wilcher won the District 4 Supervisor race. There was no Democrat opposition.
Incumbent Democrat Obbie Riley won the District 5 Supervisor race, beating Republican challenger David E. Carter and Independent challenger Deric Horne with 46.21 percent of the vote.
Riley received 670 votes to Carter’s 347 and Horne’s 432 votes.
Republican Gidget Stovall Tate won the Chancery Clerk race with no Democratic challenger.
Republican Delana Waddell won the Circuit Clerk race with no Democrat opposition.
Republican Myron Williams won the Coroner/Medical Examiner race. There was no Democrat opposition.
Incumbent Republican Sheriff Eric Clark easily won re-election, defeating Democrat challenger Danny Carter by 5,008 to 1,775 votes.
Republican Steve Cumberland won the Justice Court Judge Place 1 race with no Democrat challenger.
Republican John Lilley won the Constable Place 1 race, beating Independent challenger Cortez Peebles by 3,189 votes to 735.
Republican State Rep. Scott Bounds easily won re-election in District 44 with 89% of the vote. Republican state Sen. Jenifer Branning had no opposition.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves received 67.5% of Neshoba County's vote en route to a victory over Democrat Brandon Presley. Reeves is the first politician in state history to be elected to two terms as Lieutenant Governor and two terms as Governor.
Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann also won re-election with 73.4% of the Neshoba County vote in his favor.
Republican Secretary of State Michael Watson received 74.5% of the Neshoba County vote and cruised to a second term.
Incumbent Attorney General Lynn Fitch was re-elected with 73% of the Neshoba County vote.
Incumbent Republican State Auditor Shad White received 73% of the Neshoba County vote.
Incumbent Republican State Treasurer David McRae received 73.5% of the Neshoba County vote.
Incumbent Republican Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce Andy Gipson received 73% of the Neshoba County vote.
Incumbent Republican Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney received 75% of the Neshoba County vote.
Republican Central District Public Service Commissioner Brent Bailey received 74.5% of the Neshoba County vote, though as of this Tuesday, the race was still too close to call against Democrat DeKeither Stamps.
Republican Central District Transportation Commissioner Ricky Pennington Jr. received 70% of the Neshoba County vote, though he ultimately lost to incumbent Democrat Willie Simmons.
Republican District 8 District Attorney Steven S. Kilgore received 98.7% of the Neshoba County vote to win.
Democratic State Rep. Keith Jackson of District 45 received 59.5% of the vote.