Mississippi state executive official elections, 2011

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Eleven state executive positions were up for election in 2011 - governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, state auditor, three public service commissioners, insurance commissioner and commissioner of agriculture and commerce. The Primary election took place on August 2, 2011. However, following election results a runoff was scheduled for August 23 for three offices (governor, treasurer and public service commissioners). The General election was held on November 8, 2011.

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Governor

See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2011
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


Lieutenant Governor

See also: Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011
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

See also: Mississippi attorney general election, 2011
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

See also: Mississippi secretary of state election, 2011
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

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011
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


Auditor

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011
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


Public Service Commission

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

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


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


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


Commissioner of Insurance

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011
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


Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011
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


Governor

See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2011

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

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

In Mississippi, a majority of the primary vote is required in order to advance to the general election. Because neither DuPree nor Luckett, Jr. won a clear majority, the two faced off in a primary runoff on August 23. Dupree won that contest, and with that win earned the Democratic seat on the ballot in November.

Republican Party Republican candidates

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


Independent Independent candidates

Reform candidates

Lieutenant Governor

See also: Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

As of mid-July, 2011, no Democrats have filed for the office.

Republican Party Republican candidates

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

Reform candidates

Both Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill and Lisa Barfield-McCarty claimed to represent the official Reform Party of Mississippi, but in September 2011 the Mississippi State Board of Elections made a determination that Hill was the official Reform candidate.

Attorney General

See also: Mississippi attorney general election, 2011

Both candidates ran unopposed in their respective primaries.

Democratic Party Democratic Candidates

  • Jim Hood, current attorney general, seeks re-election

Republican Party Republican Candidate

Secretary of State

See also: Mississippi secretary of state election, 2011

Republican incumbent Delbert Hosemann handily defeated Gulfport councilman Richard "Ricky" Dombrowski in the August 3 Republican primary.

Democratic Party Democratic Candidates

No Democrats filed for the office.

Republican Party Republican Candidates

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


Reform Candidates

Treasurer

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Tate Reeves, the current Mississippi State Treasurer, is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi in 2011. Republicans Lee Yancey and Lynn Smith competed in an August 23 primary runoff for the right to face Democrat Connie Moran in the November 8 general contest.

Democratic Party Democratic Candidates

Republican Party Republican Candidates

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


Auditor

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

The Mississippi State Auditor election of 2011 was held on November 8, 2011. Since multiple candidate have not filed, there will be no primary on August 2, 2011. In the general election contest, incumbent Republican Stacey Pickering defeated Reform Party candidate Ashley Norwood.

Public Service Commission

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Northern District

Incumbent Democrat Brandon Presley is unopposed for his party's nomination. Boyce Adams defeated Marvin Cox to claim the Republican nod.

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


Central District

Incumbent Republican Lynn Posey is unopposed for his party's nomination. Addie Green defeated Bruce Burton to win the Democratic nomination.

Charles Barbour was slated to run but instead decided to run in Senate District 25.

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


Danny Ayers was running as an Independent, but his name did not appear on the November ballot.

Southern District

Leonard Bentz beat Travis Rose to win the Republican primary. On the Democratic side, Mike Collier defeated Thomas Blanton in an August 23 primary runoff, but ultimately fell to Bentz in November.

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


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


Commissioner of Insurance

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

The Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance election of 2011 was held on November 8, 2011. Since multiple candidate did not file, there was no primary on August 2, 2011.

In the general election contest, incumbent Republican Mike Chaney defeated Democrat Louis Fondren, and Reform Party candidate Barbara Dale Washer.

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Current incumbent Republican Lester Spell is retiring in 2011.

Cindy Hyde-Smith won the August 3 Republican primary. Democrat Joel Gill and Reform Party candidate Cathy L. Toole do not face primary opposition.

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


Despite some clear wins on August 2, an August 23 runoff election was held for three offices in which no one candidate earned more than 50% of the vote.

Governor - Democratic primary runoff results (Unofficial)
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaJohnny DuPree 55%
     Democratic Party Bill Luckett, Jr. 45%
Total Votes 309,728


Treasurer - Republican primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party ApprovedaLynn Fitch 53%
     Republican Party Lee Yancey 47%
Total Votes 156,006


Public Service - Democratic primary runoff results[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party ApprovedaMike Collier 50%
     Democratic Party Thomas Blanton 50%
Total Votes 83,748


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

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