Posts Tagged ‘Legislative Elections’


Election Results: House 5, House 110, Noxubee, Union & Indianola

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Here are some election results from House 5, House 110, Noxubee County, Union County and Indianola from yesterday’s votes.

Most interesting is the newly elected youngest member of the Mississippi House of Representatives - 21 year old college student Jeramey Anderson defeated former Moss Point mayor Aneice Liddell for House District 110. Anderson takes that distinction from Lataisha Jackson (House 11) who won her seat this past spring in another special election at age 29. According to the Mississippi Press Anderson is the youngest legislator elected “since Dirk Dedeaux won House District 93 in 1995 at age 23.”

Results:

House District 5 (Benton & Marshall Counties): John Gary Faulkner defeated Andre R. DeBerry (Story)

House District 110 (Jackson County): Jeramey Anderson defeated Aneice Liddell (Story & Story)

Noxubee County Justice Court Judge Southern District: Tim Gowan defeated Shirley Moore Blakley, pending absentees (Results)

Union County Coroner: Pam Borman defeated Rob Anderson (Story)

Indianola — Ward 3 Dem Primary Run-Off: Ruben Woods defeated Otis Anthony, Jr.; Ward 4 Dem Primary Run-Off: Dana Myrick defeated Willie Spurlock, Jr. (Post)


Voters in 7 MS counties at polls for run-offs today

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Voters in seven counties are at the polls today in run-off elections.  Here is a list of the two legislative seats and local races being decided today.

Benton & Marshall Counties - House District 5: Andre R. DeBerry & John Gary Faulkner

Jackson County - House District 110: Jeramey Anderson & Aneice Liddell

Holmes County Supervisor District 1: Leonard Hampton & Henry Anderson, Sr.

Noxubee County Justice Court Judge Southern District: Tim Gowan & Shirley Moore Blakley

Sunflower County School Board District 4: Daisy Morgan & Torey Bell, Sr.

Union County Coroner: Pam Borman & Rob Anderson

If I missed any, post them in the comments.


21 year old college student takes on Dem establishment; finance reports for MS House 5, 110

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

On Tuesday, November 26, voters in House District 5 (Benton, Marshall counties) and House District 110 (Jackson County) will choose their legislators in run-off special elections.  Both seats came open when the former legislators ran and won mayor of their home towns.  Here is a look at the pre-election finance reports filed by the four candidates. The reports cover October 27 through November 16. (Here is a post on the previous round of reports prior to the first election.)

The House 110 seat is very interesting pitting a 21 year old college student Jeramey Anderson against former Moss Point mayor Aneice Liddell. Anderson led the first election with 902 votes to Liddell’s 634 votes.  The two advanced to this run-off over three other candidates (including a former state representative). If Anderson wins, he will be the youngest legislator in Mississippi, taking that distinction from Lataisha Jackson (House 11) who won her seat this past spring in another special election at age 29. According to the Mississippi Press Anderson would be the youngest legislator elected “since Dirk Dedeaux won House District 93 in 1995 at age 23.”

Anderson has barely outraised Liddell but Liddell has outspent Anderson and she also has the help of the Democratic establishment including contributions by Jackson County Supervisor Melton Harris (who has served as Jackson County Democratic Chairman and also Vice-Chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party) and former Mississippi CFO under Governor Ronnie Musgrove, Gary Anderson. Brad Chism is consulting for Liddell.

Anderson received $500 each from the Mississippi Association of Educators and former New England Patriots Superbowl champion Terrell Buckley. His only disbursements listed are for robo-calls from Voice Broadcasting in Arlington, Texas.

In House District 5, DeBerry led the first vote with 959 votes followed by Faulkner with 587 votes. They defeated five other candidates. DeBerry is the former mayor of Holly Springs and per the Daily Journal, Faulkner is a youth court counselor in Marshall County.

House District 5

Andre DeBerry
Raised this period: $1300
Raised year to date: $1300
Spent this period: $808.20
Spent year to date: $1985.95
Cash-On-Hand: $0

John Faulkner
Raised this period: $400
Raised year to date: $1360
Spent this period: $524
Spent year to date: 1890
Cash-On-Hand: $0

House 110

Jeramey D. Anderson
Raised this period: $1775
Raised year to date: $7884.74
Spent this period: $1102.28
Spent year to date: $5908.44

Aneice R. Liddell
Raised this period: $4300
Raised year to date: $7218
Spent this period: $3505.62
Spent year to date: $6202.62
Cash-On-Hand: $1015.38


Recap of MS special elections - legislature & counties

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Mississippi Legislature

House District 5 - (Run-Off on Nov. 26) Andre R. DeBerry and John Gary Faulkner (Article)
House District 55 - Oscar Denton (Article)
House District 110 - (Run-Off on Nov. 26) Jeramey Anderson and Aneice Liddell (Article)

County Elections

Carroll County School Board Beat 2 - Donnie Wiltshire defeated Dollinda Malone (Results)
Hinds County Supervisor District 2 - Darrel McQuirter (D) defeated Al Hunter (I)
Hinds County Supervisor District 4 - Tony Greer (R) defeated James Baker (D), Dan Smith (I), James Ira Duke (I)
Holmes County Supervisor District 1 - Leonard Hampton and Henry Anderson, Sr. in Run-Off (Results)
Humpreys County Superintendent of Education - Elliot Wheeler defeated Samuel Johnson (Results)
Itawamba County Prosecutor - Chip Mills defeated Cassi Franks (Article)
Jasper County Election Commissioner Beat 1 - Linda Graham defeated Albert Dixon (Results)
Jasper County School District 3-W - Jefferson Hughes defeated Keith Barlow (Results)
Jefferson Davis County Constable Post 1 - Zack Jackson (D) defeated James Allen Allday (D) (Results)
Noxubee County Circuit Clerk - Freda Phillips (D) defeated Earnest Eichelberger (I) (Post)
Noxubee County Justice Court Judge - Tim Gowan and Shirley Moore Blakley in Run-Off (Post)
Oktibbeha County Prosecutor - Haley Brown defeated Matthew Wilson and Brace Knox (Article)
Pike County School Board District 3 - Luke Lampton defeated Rose Simmons (Results)
Tate County School Board - Results

(North Panola School District also had elections but I haven’t seen those results posted yet. Did I miss anyone?)

UPDATED:

North Bolivar School District & West Bolivar School District - Results/Article

Sunflower County School Board:

District 1 - Emma Modley Golden won by 265 to 186

District 2 - Edward Thomas won by 300+

District 3 - Debra B. Johnson won by 196+

District 4 - Daisy Morgan (271 votes) will have a run off with Torey Bell, Sr. (227)

District 5 - Melanie Townsend won by 230 votes


MS House 5, 55, 110 special election finance reports

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Among the special elections in Mississippi tomorrow are three contests for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Each vacancy is the result of a legislator running for and winning election as mayor of his respective hometown necessitating resignation from the legislature: Kelvin Buck in Holly Springs (Dist. 5), George Flaggs Jr. in Vicksburg (Dist. 55) and Billy Broomfield in Moss Point (Dist. 110).

Campaign finance reports from the 17 candidates report a combined cash raised of $31,665.35 and total spent $33,951.56. The most reported raised was by Jeramey Anderson ($6109.74) and the most spent was Mitch Ellerby ($5317.94) both in House District 110.

While House 5 has the most candidates at seven, it reports the least amount raised ($5733) and spent ($8443.69). The five House 110 candidates have raised ($16,038.35) and spent ($14,717.35) the most. House 55 also has five candidates (raised $9894; spent $10,790.52).

The pre-election report covers the campaign through October 26. Run-off candidates are required to file a subsequent report on November 19 covering October 27 through November 16 before the November 26th Run-Off.

Here are individual totals and links to their reports filed with the Secretary of State.

House 5

Daylon Cannon – Raised $2300 – Spent $1488.96 – Cash On Hand $711.04

Andre’ R. De’Berry – Raised $0 – Spent $1177.75 – Cash On Hand $0

Arthur Clyde Ellzey
- Raised $1295 – Spent $1100 – Cash On Hand $195

John Faulkner – Raised $960 – Spent $1366 – Cash On Hand $0

Lee Edward Gill – Raised $0 – Spent $1526.78

Jacqueline Simon – Raised $258 – Spent $258 – Cash On Hand $0

Robert Earl Young – Raised $920 – Spent $1526.20 – Cash On Hand $0

House 55

Oscar Denton – Raised $5228 – Spent $1954.46 – Cash On Hand $1954.46
*State Senator Deborah Dawkins contributed $300

Chris Green – Raised $3625 – Spent $2837.25 – Cash On Hand $787.75

Andrew W. Harrell – Raised $0 – Spent $5011.81

Marie Thompson – Raised $991 – Spent $787 – Cash On Hand $204

Joseph E. Williams, Jr. – Raised $50 – Spent $200 – Cash On Hand $0

House 110

Jeramey Anderson – Raised $6109.74 – Spent $4806.16 – Cash On Hand $1303.58

Tyres Autrey – Raised $1292.67 – Spent $1496.25 – Cash On Hand $0

Mitch Ellerby – Raised $5317.94 – Spent $5317.94

Aneice R. Liddell – Raised $2918 – Spent $2697 – Cash On Hand $221

Anne’ A. McMillion – Raised $400 – Spent $400 – Cash On Hand $0


Candidates for House 5, 55, 110 special elections set

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Yesterday was the qualifying deadline for candidates in the special elections for Mississippi House of Representatives seats in Districts 5, 55, 110. The State Board of Elections Commissioners will review the candidate’s qualifications before approving the final ballots.

The special election will be held on November 5 and if necessary, a run-off election will be held on November 26. Special elections are nonpartisan although all three seats were formerly held by Democrats and are expected to be held by Democrats following these elections.

Each vacancy is the result of a legislator running for and winning election as mayor of his respective hometown necessitating resignation from the legislature: Kelvin Buck in Holly Springs (Dist. 5), George Flaggs Jr. in Vicksburg (Dist. 55) and Billy Broomfield in Moss Point (Dist. 110).

Here is the lineup, 17 candidates in all:

District 5 (Benton, Marshall Counties)

Daylon Cannon
Andre’ R. De’Berry
Arthur “Clyde” Ellzey
John Gary Faulkner
Lee Edward Gill
Jacqueline Simon
Robert Earl Young

District 55 (Warren County)

Oscar Denton
Chris Green
Andrew W. Harrell
Marie Thompson
Joseph E. Williams, Jr.

District 110 (Jackson County)
Jeramey Anderson
Tyres Autrey
Mitch Ellerby
Aneice R. Liddell
Anne’ A. McMillion


RR: Grisham’s newest thriller

Friday, November 20th, 2009

John Grisham’s latest book, “Ford County” features seven short stories and is dedicated to Representative Bobby Moak, a Democrat from Lincoln County, Mississippi. I make a few comments on the books (including a quick teaser on each story) and discuss a fundraiser Grisham hosted for Moak and what that possibly means for his future in the legislature. You can read the column online at the Madison County Journal: Perry / Grisham’s latest thriller


RR: Mississippi House 82 Special Election in Meridian

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

In a week and a half, Meridian voters in House District 82 will turn out for a special election runoff to fill the seat vacated by the death of Representative Charles Young, Sr. My column looks at the campaign. Here are some excerpts:

Wilbert Jones (41 percent) and Bill Marcy (33 percent) will face each other in a June 30 run-off election.

Jones has been director of the Greater Meridian Health Clinic for two decades; Marcy is a retired law enforcement officer.

Early on, Speaker Billy McCoy and the House Democrats chose Wilbert Jones to carry their banner in the race and The House Democratic Leadership VPAC contributed to his campaign. His largest contributor was the “Campaign to Elect Charles Young, Sr.,” which followed the Young family’s endorsement of his candidacy.

After the first election, Democratic Chairman Jamie Franks wrote in an e-mail to his party’s activists, “”I’m proud to join with the Democratic leadership of the Mississippi House of Representatives in supporting Wilbert Jones” and noted that Jones would continue the Young legacy.

Meanwhile Gov. Haley Barbour, the Mississippi Republican Party, and the Lauderdale County Republican Party all supported and contributed to Bill Marcy’s campaign.

Last year, Marcy ran in the GOP primary for Mississippi’s Third District Congressman. He entertained a run for city office earlier this year before withdrawing and assisting Republican nominee Cheri Barry, whom voters just elected Meridian’s first female mayor.

Marcy’s efforts and the Republican support make the story of this campaign.

District 82 in no way resembles a Republican district. For the GOP, Treasurer Tate Reeves came the closest to winning the district in 2007 with 49.1 percent of the vote, followed closely by Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant that same year with 49 percent. Meanwhile, Al Hopkins on the same ballot for Attorney General only pulled 28.5 percent for Republicans.

“In a strict partisan fight, this district would be difficult for any Republican candidate,” said Mississippi Republican Party Executive Director Cory Adair. “But Bill Marcy is an exceptional, hard working candidate. His conservative values with an independent spirit make him a good fit for the district and if he is able to turn out his supporters on June 30, he could stage an upset.”

An upset it would be. Marcy would be the first Republican who is black to join the House of Representatives since Reconstruction. Currently, with Young’s passing last month and February’s party-switch by Representative Billy Nicholson to the GOP, there are 72 Democrats and 49 Republicans in the House.

The Jones and Marcy campaigns have two weeks to persuade voters and encourage supporters. A Jones win maintains McCoy’s support in the House. A Marcy win gives the Republican’s 50 votes and an historic victory.

You can read the full column online at the Madison County Journal. I don’t pick the titles of the column and it refers to another portion of the column that discusses how the NAACP fought against Marcy and demanded he drop out of the race: Perry / Attacking black Republicans


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