The Mississippi primaries are just seven days away. As always, voters can cast ballots for only one party, along the same party line, in the state’s primaries. The candidate who wins each race with a 50-percent plus one vote will go on to represent that party in the November 5 General Election. If candidates fail to garner the required 50-percent plus one vote, he or she will enter the August 27 runoff before the election.
Here’s a look at some of the major races for state office that will appear on the primary ballot next Tuesday:
For Mississippi Governor, seeking the Republican nomination are State Representative Robert Foster, current Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, and former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. On the Democratic ballot, running for governor, there are 8 candidates: Michael Brown, William Bond Compton Jr., current Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, Robert J. Ray, Robert Shuler Smith, Gregory Wash, Velesha P. Williams, and Albert Wilson.
Running for Lieutenant Governor as Republicans are two candidates – current Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Shane Quick. On the democratic ballot for the Democratic party is Jay Hughes.
Two South Mississippians are vying to represent the Republican party for Secretary of State – current Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton and State Senator Michael Watson. On the Democratic primary ballot for Secretary of State, there are two candidates – Johnny Dupree and Marya Hodges Hunt.
For Attorney General, there are three candidates running as Republicans – Mark Baker, Lynn Fitch and Andy Taggart. On the Democratic side is Jennifer Riley Collins.
There is one candidate on the state Primary Ballot for State Auditor – Republican Shad White.
Two Republicans are running for State Treasurer – Eugene S. “Buck” Clark and David McRae, and one Democrat, Addie Lee Green.
For candidates on the Mississippi Democratic primary ballot, just click here: http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Documents/Sample DEM Primary Ballot 2019.pdf.
For candidates on the Mississippi Republican primary ballot, just click here: http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Documents/Sample REP Primary Ballot 2019.pdf.