Vicki Slater

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Vicki Slater
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Candidate for
Mississippi Governor
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 4, 2015
Term limitsN/A
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Vicki Slater is a Democratic candidate for Governor of Mississippi in the 2015 elections.[1]She is the first woman to run for governor since Evelyn Gandy in 1983.[2]

Slater was a potential 2012 Democratic candidate who declined to seek election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Mississippi.


Slater graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1979 and received her law degree from Tulane University. Slater is an attorney and is based in Madison, Mississippi. Slater also served as a past President of the Mississippi Association of Justice.[3][4]



See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

Eleven state executive offices in Mississippi are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on August 4, 2015. Runoffs are scheduled for August 25 in case no candidate receives a majority (50 percent plus one) of the popular vote in a given primary race. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

Lieutenant Governor
See also: Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

Attorney General
See also: Mississippi Attorney General election, 2015

Secretary of State
See also: Mississippi Secretary of State

State Treasurer
See also: Mississippi Treasurer election, 2015


See also: Mississippi Auditor election, 2015

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture election, 2015

Commissioner of Insurance

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance election, 2015

Public Service Commission (3 seats)

See also: Mississippi Public Service Commission election, 2015
Northern District:

Central District:
Incumbent Lynn Posey (R) is not seeking re-election.

Southern District:
Incumbent Steve Renfroe (I) is not seeking re-election.


See also: Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Slater declined to run in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Mississippi's 3rd District. Slater was to replace Crystal C. Biggs on the ballot after Biggs dropped out in September, but decided against entering the race.[5]

U.S. House, Mississippi District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Harper Incumbent 80% 234,717
     Reform John Luke Pannell 20% 58,605
Total Votes 293,322
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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