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Quentin Lyles

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Quentin Lyles
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Candidate for
Mississippi House of Representatives District 116
High schoolD'Iberville High School
Campaign website
Quentin Lyles was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 116 of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Lyles was a candidate in the 2011 special election for District 116 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Although party affiliation was not listed on the special election ballot, Lyles is a Democrat.[1] The special election took place on January 11, 2011. Lyles ran to fill the seat vacated by Steven Palazzo (R) who was elected to the U.S. House in the November 2, 2010, general election.



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

Lyles ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 116. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was defeated by incumbent Republican Casey Eure in the November 8 general election.[2][3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 116 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCasey Eure Incumbent 76.6% 4,212
     Democratic Quentin Lyles 23.4% 1,289
Total Votes 5,501

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Lyles lists five main issues:[4]

  • EDUCATION: "Mississippi is last in education, I will work to change this embarrassing trend. Fully funding education and finding the best teachers for the task of training our young people is imperative and one of my top priorities."
  • SOCIAL ISSUES: "I believe that we have a duty to protect the widows, orphans, and the elderly. I will stands for those who can’t protect themselves, and those without a voice. I will address issues facing women and children and do my part to fully fund Medicaid/Medicare which are essential services for our children and seniors."
  • JOBS: "Government should assist business in expanding and creating jobs. Reducing regulation and creating incentives for businesses to grow is the only way to get Mississippi's economy back on track. I will work to make Mississippi the most business friendly state in the nation. If a business is receiving Mississippi incentives/tax breaks, they should be required to hire Mississippi workers and contractors."
  • GUN RIGHTS: "I am committed to protecting the constitutional right to keep and bear arms by law abiding citizens."
  • BUDGET: "Being fiscally conservative is how we will keep the state budget balanced. Just like families across Mississippi had to adjust to the economic downturn, so should state government."

2011 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2011

Lyles was defeated in the January 11, 2011 special election to Mississippi House of Representatives District 116. Jim Atchison (R) and Casey Eure (R) garnered the most votes in the special election. The race went to a runoff, with Eure winning.[5]

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