Three special elections were held on Tuesday to fill three seats in the Mississippi House and Senate.
Results show that Cheikh Taylor won House District 38 in Oktibbeha County with 59 percent of the vote. He also won all precincts in Clay and Lowndes Counties.
In House District 54, a run off vote is expected between Kevin Ford and Randy Easterling since none of the three candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote.
Another runoff election is set for Senate District 10 between Sharon Gipson and Neil Whaley. The runoff elections will each take place on November 28th.
Tuesday will see several elections take place across the state to fill vacant seats in the Mississippi government. Votes will take place in three districts spanning nine counties in Mississippi.
The districts include:
House District 38 where three candidates will fill the void left by Tyrone Ellis who retired earlier this year. The three candidates on the ballot will be Narissa Bradford, Cheikh Taylor and Lisa Wynn. House District 38 falls in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.
House District 54 sees three candidates seeking to replace Alex Monsour, who left his position to become an alderman in Vicksburg. The list of candidates includes Joe Bonelli, Dr. Randy Easterling, and Kevin Ford. House District 54 represents Issaquena, Warren and Yazoo counties.
Bill Stone’s resignation in Senate District 10 now has five candidates vying for his seat. The five candidates are Neil Whaley, Lennell Lucas, Michael Cathey, Ray Minor and Sharon Gipson. The counties involved in this race are Tate and Marshall.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann hopes to see a large turnout for these special elections, and reiterated that even smaller elections warrant the same attention as the most notable votes.
“Don’t miss any election, whether it’s constable or president, it doesn’t matter, you should always vote,” Hosemann said.
Hosemann also says that while many work to protect our country that everyone should honor that service by exercising their right to vote.