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Who You Voted For: Choctaw Chief to Keep Job, Transportation, Public Service Commission Run-offs

CHOCTAW, Miss.–The do-over election for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians left former Miko Beasley Denson without the job and current Chief Phyliss J. Anderson to continue serving her second four-year term. reported Anderson won Tuesday’s election with 54 percent of the 3,325 votes cast.

The Mississippi Choctaws operate the Pearl River Resort, including the Golden Moon and Silver Star casinos, near Philadelphia.

Denson challenged Anderson’s previous victories for this year’s election and in her previous term.

For Central District transportation commissioner, Democrat Mary Coleman won the run-off, with 68 percent. She’ll face incumbent Dick Hall, a Republican in the November election.

For Southern District Public Service Commission, Laurel businessman and Republican Sam Britton will face Democrat Tom Blanton in November. He won with 59 percent of the vote over state Sen. Tony Smith.

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