On Tuesday, November 7th, Tishomingo County held its general election, determining the outcome for both state and local seats. This morning, it was officially confirmed that the Republican Party has …
On Tuesday, November 7th, Tishomingo County held its general election, determining the outcome for both state and local seats. This morning, it was officially confirmed that the Republican Party has secured the majority, both at the state and in our county. Republican Tate Reeves secured a second term as Governor, defeating Democrat Brandon Presley, a public service commissioner in Mississippi. Presley conceded to Reeves just before 11 PM on Tuesday. Reeves won with a ~4.6% margin. Reeves expressed his satisfaction by saying, "This victory sure is sweet."
Similarly, the county-level elections featured closely contested races. At the time of writing, these results are unofficial, but all results are reported. In the Coroner race, a highly competitive race this year, between Lance Heavener, Jr. and Mack Wilemon, Wilemon emerged victorious, securing re-election as coroner with 3,191 votes, while Heavener fell short with 2,488 votes. In the North Justice Court Judge race between Carly Carmen and Seth Adams, Adams also retained his seat, receiving 1,962 votes compared to Carman's 1,257. In the South District Constable race, Donald Ray Thomas outperformed Curtis Blair, receiving an impressive 2,126 votes, while Blair received 276 votes. In the District 1 School Board Trustee race between Lyndon Cain and Cynthia Lambert, Cain received 837 votes to Lambert's 386. The closest race of the night was for the 2nd District Election Commissioner position, where Susan Emmons narrowly defeated Beverly Ragan, with Emmons receiving 579 votes and Ragan receiving 560. Lastly, District 3 State House of Representative between William Arnold & Jimmy Russell, Arnold wins with 827 votes while Russell received 77.
These tight results serve as a stark reminder that every vote matters and can be the deciding factor in determining the outcome of an election. The election reporting process went very smooth in the county thanks to Josh McNatt and his team. A full unofficial breakdown of the results can be found here