|Former candidate for |
Mississippi Public Service Commission, Southern District
|Website||Biography from Project Vote Smart|
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|
|Democratic Party||Thomas Blanton||34%|
|Democratic Party||James Buckhaults||27%|
|Democratic Party||Mike Collier||38%|
August 23 runoff
In an extremely tight race, Collier defeated Blanton by just over 200 votes.
|Public Service - Democratic primary runoff results|
|Democratic Party||Mike Collier||50%|
|Democratic Party||Thomas Blanton||50%|