Mike Ezell wins 4th Congressional Race

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says he’s getting a few days of post-campaign rest before heading up to Washington to assemble his staff.

He’s taking over Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District after winning last night’s election.  He walked away with 74 percent of the vote.

Democrat Johnny Dupree came in second with just under 24 percent of the vote and Libertarian candidate Alden Johnson had two percent of the vote.

Ezell has served as sheriff of Jackson County for the past eight years and says he will officially resign from that post on January 1st.

He will be sworn is as South Mississippi’s representative for the 4th Congressional District on January 3rd.

So, who steps in to serve as Jackson County Sheriff once he resigns? We already knew we’d be electing a sheriff next November.

Because that election will be less than a year away, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors will likely appoint an interim sheriff after the first of the year.

Two people have already announced they will run for sheriff, although qualifying doesn’t open until January 3rd, Chief Deputy John Ledbetter and Moss Point Office Robbie O’Bryant.

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