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Run-Off Elections Include Transportation, Public Service Commission, Do-Over for Tribal Chief

CHOCTAW, Miss.–If you’re a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, you go to the polls today for a do-over election for tribal chief. Former Miko Beasley Denson is trying to win his seat back from Chief Phyliss J. Anderson.

Denson lost the election four years ago, after a similar set of circumstances led to a redo. This time around there were just a few votes separating the two candidates. Anderson was already sworn in as chief, but the tribal council decided a do-over was necessary.

The job pays about $400,000 per year.

If you’re in central Mississippi, you go to the polls today for a run-off election for Central District transportation commissioner on the Democrat side.

Robert Amos and Mary Coleman are both looking for the nomination to run against Republican Dick Hall in November.

If you’re in the Southern District, you go to the polls to nominate a Republican to run for Public Service Commission. Businessman Sam Britton is running against state Sen. Tony Smith. The winner will go up against Democrat Tom Blanton.

There are also 12 legislative races and various local and county seats and nominations to be decided today.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and if you voted in the primary, there is no party crossover allowed.

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