Mississippi state executive official elections, 2011

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Eleven state executive positions were up for election in 2011 in the state of Mississippi. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.

The primary election was held August 2, 2011, followed by a runoff, where necessary, on August 23. 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]

In addition to candidate lists and election results, this page includes information about important dates, how the state's executive branch is organized, as well as a feed with recent news in races across the state.

The following offices were elected in 2011 in Mississippi:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 2011 general election, the Republican Party held nine out of 11 executive seats up for election in Mississippi. The partisan breakdown remained the same after the election.

Mississippi State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of the 2011 Election After the 2011 Election
     Republican Party 9 9
     Democratic Party 2 2
Total 11 11

Candidates and election results

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Governor

Governor of Mississippi, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Bryant 61% 544,851
     Democratic Johnny DuPree 39% 348,617
Total Votes 893,468
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Lieutenant Governor

Lt. Governor of Mississippi, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTate Reeves 80.3% 644,205
     Reform Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill 19.7% 157,547
Total Votes 801,752


Attorney General

Attorney General of Mississippi, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Hood Incumbent 61.1% 536,827
     Republican Steve Simpson 38.9% 342,086
Total Votes 878,913


Secretary of State

Mississippi Secretary of State, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDelbert Hosemann Incumbent 100% 719,734
Total Votes 719,734


Treasurer

Mississippi Treasurer, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Fitch 58.8% 513,132
     Democratic Connie Moran 38.2% 333,267
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 3% 26,421
Total Votes 872,820
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Auditor

Mississippi Auditor, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Pickering Incumbent 75.6% 596,395
     Reform Ashley Norwood 24.4% 192,271
Total Votes 788,666
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Public Service Commissioner

Northern district

Mississippi Public Service Commission (North/District 3), 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Presley Incumbent 55.8% 161,099
     Republican Boyce Adams 44.2% 127,557
Total Votes 288,656
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Central district

Mississippi Public Service Commission (Central/District 1), 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Posey Incumbent 56.4% 157,675
     Democratic Addie Green 43.6% 121,653
Total Votes 279,328
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Southern district

Mississippi Public Service Commission (South/District 2), 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLeonard Bentz Incumbent 60.1% 178,804
     Democratic Mike Collier 39.9% 118,813
Total Votes 297,617
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Commissioner of Insurance

Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Chaney Incumbent 62% 538,008
     Democratic Louis Fondren 34.7% 301,185
     Reform Barbara Dale Washer 3.4% 29,200
Total Votes 868,393
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


Commissioner of Agriculture

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Hyde-Smith 56.9% 493,417
     Democratic Joel Gill 40.6% 352,213
     Reform Cathy L. Toole 2.5% 21,347
Total Votes 866,977
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State


The primary election took place on August 2. Despite some clear wins on August 2, an August 23 runoff election was held to determine the nominees for three offices in which no candidate earned more than 50 percent of the popular vote in the primary.

Governor

Democratic primary

Governor - Democratic primary runoff results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaJohnny DuPree 55%
     Democratic Party Bill Luckett, Jr. 45%
Total Votes 323,284



Gubernatorial Democratic Primary election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaJohnny DuPree 43.5%
     Democratic Party ApprovedaBill Luckett, Jr. 39.2%
     Democratic Party William Bond Compton, Jr. 9.8%
     Democratic Party Guy Dale Shaw 7.3%
Total Votes 412,530

Republican primary

Gubernatorial Republican Primary election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaPhil Bryant 59.5%
     Republican Party Dave Dennis 25.7%
     Republican Party Ron Williams 8.8%
     Republican Party Hudson Holliday 4.7%
     Republican Party James Broadwater 1.2%
Total Votes 289,788

Lieutenant Governor

Democratic primary

No candidates filed

Republican primary

Lieutenant Governor Republican Primary election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Billy Hewes 43%
     Republican Party ApprovedaTate Reeves 57%
Total Votes


Attorney General

Democratic primary

  • Incumbent Jim Hood ran unopposed Democratic primary.

Republican primary

Secretary of State

Democratic primary

No candidates filed

Republican primary

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

Treasurer

Democratic primary

Republican primary

Treasurer - Republican primary runoff results[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 53%
     Republican Party Lee Yancey 47%
Total Votes 156,006


Treasurer -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 38%
     Republican Party ApprovedaLee Yancey 34%
     Republican Party Lucien Smith 29%
Total Votes 269,726

Auditor

Democratic primary

No candidates filed

Republican primary

Incumbent Stacey Pickering ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Insurance Commissioner

Democratic primary

Louis Fondren ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Republican primary

Incumbent Mike Chaney ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Agriculture Commissioner

Democratic primary

Joel Gill ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Republican primary

Commissioner of Agriculture -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Approveda 53%
     Republican Party Rep. Dannie Reed 12%
     Republican Party Max Phillips 35%
Total Votes 268,421

Public Service Commissioner Northern District

Democratic primary

Incumbent Brandon Presley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Republican primary

Public Service -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Boyce Adams Approveda 65%
     Republican Party Marvin Cox 35%
Total Votes 55,174


Public Service Commissioner Central District

Democratic primary

Public Service -- Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Addie Green Approveda 52%
     Democratic Party Bruce Burton 48%
Total Votes 102,433

Republican primary

Incumbent Lynn Posey ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Public Service Commissioner Southern District

Democratic primary

Public Service - Democratic primary runoff results[3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaMike Collier 50%
     Democratic Party Thomas Blanton 50%
Total Votes 83,748


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

Republican primary

Public Service -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Leonard Bentz Approveda 56%
     Republican Party Travis Rose 44%
Total Votes 112,805

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

Voter registration

Voters in Mississippi can register to vote by filling out registration forms at county clerk offices. The Mississippi Secretary of State also offers a mail-in application that must be accompanied by a copy of a government-issued photo ID, utility bill, paycheck or bank statement. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is also capable of handling voter registration as part of driver's license applications. Residents can register to vote up to 30 days prior to the next election.[4]

The following qualifications must be met to successfully register to vote in Mississippi:[4]

UncheckedBox.jpg U.S. citizenship
UncheckedBox.jpg At least 18 years old by the next general election
UncheckedBox.jpg Residency in Mississippi and county of registration for at least 30 days
UncheckedBox.jpg Not under order of imprisonment for felony conviction
UncheckedBox.jpg Have not been judged "mentally incompetent" in court

State executive organization

Executive officials in Mississippi are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of Mississippi's state government:

Mississippi exec org chart.png

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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