Thomas Blanton

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Thomas Blanton
Former candidate for
Mississippi Public Service Commission, Southern District

Political party Democrat
Website Biography from Project Vote Smart
Thomas Blanton was a 2011 Democratic candidate for the Southern District of the Mississippi Public Service Commission. He lost in a runoff to Mike Collier on August 23.



See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

August 2, 2011 primary

Democrats saw a three way contest between Blanton, James Buckhaults, and Mike Collier. Since no candidate received 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters - Blanton and Collier - met in a runoff on August 23.

Public Service -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaThomas Blanton 34%
     Democratic Party James Buckhaults 27%
     Democratic Party ApprovedaMike Collier 38%
Total Votes 98,274

August 23 runoff

In an extremely tight race, Collier defeated Blanton by just over 200 votes.

Public Service - Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaMike Collier 50%
     Democratic Party Thomas Blanton 50%
Total Votes 83,748

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