ELECTION RESULTS

By NEMS Daily Journal

Runoff in Miss. transportation race

JACKSON (AP) — Mike Tagert and John Caldwell Sr. were headed to a runoff for northern district transportation commissioner.

Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s election showed Caldwell, of Nesbit and transportation director for the DeSoto County School District, leading the seven-candidate filed. Tagert, of Starkville and president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council, was second.

One precinct in Leflore County remained to be counted Wednesday.

The runoff election is Feb. 1.

The winner will fill the vacancy created when Transportation Commissioner Bill Minor of Holly Springs died Nov. 1.

The winner will serve nearly the final year of a four-year term.

John Caldwell 10,660 21%
Mike Tagert 10,373 21%
Warner McBride 9,983 20%
Dennis Grisham 8,494 17%
Joey Hood 6,302 12%
Ray Minor 3,857 8%
Larry Lee 748 1%

627 of 628 Precincts Reporting – 99%

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Collins wins Mississippi Senate race

JACKSON (AP) — Nancy Adams Collins, a registered nurse from Tupelo, was the winner in Tuesday’s special election in Senate District 6 in Pontotoc and Lee counties.

Complete but unofficial returns showed Collins leading the six-candidate field with a little over 50 percent of the vote.

Collins will fill the vacancy created when then-Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo was elected to the U.S. House in early November.

She will serve nearly the final year of a four-year term.

Senate District 6 — Parts of Lee and Pontotoc counties results:

Nancy Collins, 3,282 – 50 percent

Doug Wright, 1,895 – 29 percent

Mike Bryan, 697 – 11 percent

Jonny Davis, 260 – 4 percent

Stacy Scott, 226 – 3 percent

Melony Armstrong, 182 – 3 percent

36 of 36 precincts – 100 percent

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Runoff for Mississippi House seat in South Mississippi

JACKSON (AP)— Biloxi businessmen Casey Eure and Jim Atchison were headed to a runoff after Tuesday’s special election in House District 116 in Harrison County.

Complete but unofficial returns showed Eure, a Biloxi business owner, leading the eight-candidate field. Atchison, owner a Biloxi real estate company, was second.

The runoff election is Feb. 1.

The winner will fill the vacancy created when then-Rep. Steven Palazzo of Biloxi was elected to the U.S. House in early November.

The winner will serve nearly the final year of a four-year term.

Casey Eure, 744 – 34 percent

Jim Atchison, 461 – 21 percent

Chuck Stein, 423 – 20 percent

Jess Hogue, 256 – 12 percent

Jamie Creel, 142 – 7 percent

Travis Burke, 67 – 3 percent

Quentin Lyles, 51 – 2 percent

7 of 7 precincts – 100 percent