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Main article: Mississippi state executive official elections, 2011

The Mississippi Secretary of State election of 2011 was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, following a primary on August 2, 2011. Mississippi is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they must intend to support the party nominations if they vote in the primary election.[1]

Incumbent Delbert Hosemann was unopposed; he was slated to face Reform Party candidate John Luke Pannell, but Pannell's name did not appear on the ballot.

Race background

The 2011 secretary of state campaign season began with incumbent Republican Delbert Hosemann's February 23 announcement that he would run for re-election. He claimed to have decreased filing fees for small businesses and touted his record of shrinking the size of the state government through budget cuts and successfully managing his office.[2] Richard "Ricky" Dombrowski, city council president of Gulfport, announced he would challenge incumbent Hosemann on March 1, 2011. Dombrowski said he was prompted to run by Hosemann's efforts to seize control of Gulfport's harbor, which, according to Dombrowski, were against the will of Gulfort's municipal government.[3] No Democrats stood to challenge Hosemann.

General election


Former candidates

Primary election


Democratic primary

No Democrats qualified for the office.

Republican primary

Incumbent Hosemann defeated Dombrowski handily, claiming over 80 percent of the vote.

Secretary of State -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Delbert Hosemann Approveda 83%
     Republican Party Richard "Ricky" Dombrowski 17%
Total Votes 268,137
  • Republican Party Delbert Hosemann - Incumbent, announced he would seek re-election on February 23, 2011.
Endorsement: Hosemann's re-election campaign was endorsed by the Gulf Coast 9-12 Project.[4]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
Mar. 1 Declaration of candidacy
June 18 Absentee voting begins for the primary election
July 2 Voter registration (in person) for the primary
July 3 Voter registration (postmark on a mailed application) for the primary
Aug. 2 Primary election
Aug. 23 Runoff primary election, if required
Sept. 2 Certification of results for primary
Sept. 24 Absentee voting begins for the general election
Oct. 8 Voter registration (in person) for the general election
Oct. 9 Voter registration (postmark on a mailed application) for the general election
Nov. 8 General election
Nov. 29 Runoff general election, if required
Dec. 8 Certification of results for general election

See also

External links

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