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Elections for the office of [[Mississippi House of Representatives|Mississippi State Representative]] were held on [[State legislative elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]. Each of the state's 122 representatives were up for election. Members are elected to [[Length of terms of state representatives| four-year terms]].
 
Elections for the office of [[Mississippi House of Representatives|Mississippi State Representative]] were held on [[State legislative elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]. Each of the state's 122 representatives were up for election. Members are elected to [[Length of terms of state representatives| four-year terms]].
  
Although the decennial US Census occurred in 2010, Mississippi's legislative election took place under the state's Census 2000 maps. Due to political conflicts, the legislature was unable to redraw legislative boundaries in time for the 2011 election. In March, the NAACP filed an injunction to block elections under the old maps, arguing that maps do not reflect current population figures. However, a ruling in May ordered the elections to proceed under the old maps. [[Redistricting in Mississippi|Redistricting]] will be revisited after the 2012 election.<ref>[http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110518/OPINION01/105180316/Redistricting-Status-quo-inequity?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|s ''Clarion Ledger'', "Redistricting: Status quo of inequity", May 17, 2011]</ref>   
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Although the decennial US Census occurred in 2010, Mississippi's legislative election took place under the state's Census 2000 maps. Due to political conflicts, the legislature was unable to redraw legislative boundaries in time for the 2011 election. In March, the NAACP filed an injunction to block elections under the old maps, arguing that maps do not reflect current population figures. However, a ruling in May ordered the elections to proceed under the old maps. [[Redistricting in Mississippi|Redistricting]] will be revisited after the 2012 election.<ref>[http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110518/OPINION01/105180316/Redistricting-Status-quo-inequity?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|s ''Clarion Ledger'', "Redistricting: Status quo of inequity," May 17, 2011]</ref>   
  
 
[[Mississippi]] is just one of four states that held state house elections in 2011. The other three states that hold their state house elections in odd-numbered years are [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey]], [[Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011|Louisiana]] and [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|Virginia]].  
 
[[Mississippi]] is just one of four states that held state house elections in 2011. The other three states that hold their state house elections in odd-numbered years are [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey]], [[Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011|Louisiana]] and [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|Virginia]].  
  
Candidates wishing to run for the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] were required to file their [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2011 state government elections|nominating signatures or candidate filing fees]] by June 1. The state primary election took place on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. As they become available, candidate information and primary results will be reflected on this page.
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Candidates wishing to run for the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] were required to file their [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2011 state government elections|nominating signatures or candidate filing fees]] by June 1. The state primary election took place on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
  
 
::''See also: [[Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011]]''
 
::''See also: [[Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011]]''
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==Primary runoffs==
 
==Primary runoffs==
The following four districts required a run-off election on August 23 to select which candidate advanced to the general election. The runoff winner is bolded.<ref>[http://www.sunherald.com/2011/08/23/3370875/legislative-incumbents-toppled.html ''Sun Herald'' "Legislative incumbents toppled," August 23, 2011]</ref>
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The following four districts required a runoff election on August 23 to select which candidate advanced to the general election. The runoff winner is bolded.<ref>[http://www.sunherald.com/2011/08/23/3370875/legislative-incumbents-toppled.html ''Sun Herald'', "Legislative incumbents toppled," August 23, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011#District 4|District 4]]
 
*[[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011#District 4|District 4]]
 
:{{bluedot}} [[James Nunnally]] (3,194) vs. '''[[Jody Steverson]]''' (3,478) {{approved}}
 
:{{bluedot}} [[James Nunnally]] (3,194) vs. '''[[Jody Steverson]]''' (3,478) {{approved}}
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:: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state houses]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state houses]]''
  
Going into the November 2011 elections, the [[Republican Party]] was the majority party in 31 state houses. One chamber (Nebraska) is officially non-partisan and in one chamber (Alaska), several Republicans vote with a caucus other than the Republican caucus.  In 19 states, the [[Democratic Party]] held the majority party.  The [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] was one of the 19 chambers with a Democratic Party majority.
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Going into the November 2011 elections, the [[Republican Party]] was the majority party in 31 state houses. One chamber (Nebraska) is officially nonpartisan and in one chamber (Alaska), several Republicans vote with a caucus other than the Republican caucus.  In 19 states, the [[Democratic Party]] held the majority party.  The [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] was one of the 19 chambers with a Democratic Party majority.
  
 
In the other 3 states with state house elections in 2011 ([[Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011|Louisiana]], [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey]] and [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|Virginia]]), the [[Republican Party]] held the majority in [[Louisiana]] and [[Virginia]], while the [[Democratic Party]] was the majority party in [[New Jersey]].
 
In the other 3 states with state house elections in 2011 ([[Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011|Louisiana]], [[New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011|New Jersey]] and [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|Virginia]]), the [[Republican Party]] held the majority in [[Louisiana]] and [[Virginia]], while the [[Democratic Party]] was the majority party in [[New Jersey]].
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After the 2011 election, the Republican Party took control of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] for the first time since reconstruction.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204224604577028412179879088.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal'' "Mississippi House Likely to See Shift in Power," November 9, 2011]</ref>
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After the 2011 election, the Republican Party took control of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] for the first time since reconstruction.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204224604577028412179879088.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal'', "Mississippi House Likely to See Shift in Power," November 9, 2011]</ref>
 
===House control===
 
===House control===
The Democratic Party has controlled the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] since Reconstruction. This fall may present the first opportunity for the GOP to capture the chamber. Democrats have a 13-seat advantage heading into the election. In the [[State legislative elections, 2010|2010 elections]] Republicans enjoyed sweeping gains across the country and in particular in southern states. According to an August 2011 ''Wall Street Journal'' article, Republicans have identified 21 House seats to target on November 8, 2011. Tim Saler, executive director of the state GOP, said the party plans to spend more than $1 million supporting candidates.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904279004576526330853684332.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal'' "Mississippi Republicans Aim for a Sweep in State," August 25, 2011]</ref> Meanwhile, Richard Wilbourn, an attorney, is leading a tea party effort called "Move the House" to help candidates in Democratic-held districts where [[Governor of Mississippi|Governor]] [[Haley Barbour]] received at least 50 percent in 2007.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2011/Aug/10/tea_party_targets_some_dem_seats_in_miss__house.html ''Real Clear Politics'' "Tea party targets some Dem seats in Miss. House," August 10, 2011]</ref>
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The Democratic Party has controlled the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]] since Reconstruction. This fall may present the first opportunity for the GOP to capture the chamber. Democrats have a 13-seat advantage heading into the election. In the [[State legislative elections, 2010|2010 elections]] Republicans enjoyed sweeping gains across the country and in particular in southern states. According to an August 2011 ''Wall Street Journal'' article, Republicans have identified 21 House seats to target on November 8, 2011. Tim Saler, executive director of the state GOP, said the party plans to spend more than $1 million supporting candidates.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904279004576526330853684332.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal'', "Mississippi Republicans Aim for a Sweep in State," August 25, 2011]</ref> Meanwhile, Richard Wilbourn, an attorney, is leading a tea party effort called "Move the House" to help candidates in Democratic-held districts where [[Governor of Mississippi|Governor]] [[Haley Barbour]] received at least 50 percent in 2007.<ref>[http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2011/Aug/10/tea_party_targets_some_dem_seats_in_miss__house.html ''Real Clear Politics'', "Tea party targets some Dem seats in Miss. House," August 10, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===TEA Party seeks control===
 
===TEA Party seeks control===
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===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
Twenty-five incumbents faced competition in the August 22 primary.  Incumbent Democrat [[Walter Robinson, Jr.]] (District 63) was defeated by challenger [[Deborah Butler Dixon]], incumbent Democrat [[Wilbert Jones]] (District 82) was defeated by challenger [[Charles Young]], incumbent Republican [[Harvey Fillingane]] (District 101) was defeated by challenger [[Hank Lott]], and incumbent Democrat [[Roger Ishee]] (District 118) was defeated by challenger [[Greg Haney]] in a run-off election.
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Twenty-five incumbents faced competition in the August 22 primary.  Incumbent Democrat [[Walter Robinson, Jr.]] (District 63) was defeated by challenger [[Deborah Butler Dixon]], incumbent Democrat [[Wilbert Jones]] (District 82) was defeated by challenger [[Charles Young]], incumbent Republican [[Harvey Fillingane]] (District 101) was defeated by challenger [[Hank Lott]], and incumbent Democrat [[Roger Ishee]] (District 118) was defeated by challenger [[Greg Haney]] in a runoff election.
  
 
The following 21 incumbents (14 Democrats, 7 Republicans) won their primaries:
 
The following 21 incumbents (14 Democrats, 7 Republicans) won their primaries:
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* Be a qualified elector and resident of the State of [[Mississippi]] for four years.   
 
* Be a qualified elector and resident of the State of [[Mississippi]] for four years.   
 
* Be a resident of the county or district a candidate plans to represent for two years.
 
* Be a resident of the county or district a candidate plans to represent for two years.
* If running as a [[Republican Party|Republican]] or [[Democratic Party|Democrat]], pay a $15 filing fee to the party's State Executive Committee the candidate is affiliated with.
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* If running as a [[Republican Party|Republican]] or [[Democratic Party|Democrat]], pay a $15 filing fee to the State Executive Committee of the party with which the candidate is affiliated.
* If running as an independent, submit 50 signatures to the Circuit Clerk or the [[Mississippi Secretary of State|Secretary of State]]<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/qual_feesmscands.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'' "Filing Fees and Qualifications"]</ref>.
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* If running as an independent, submit 50 signatures to the Circuit Clerk or the [[Mississippi Secretary of State|Secretary of State]]<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/qual_feesmscands.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', "Filing Fees and Qualifications"]</ref>.
  
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
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:* [[James Nunnally]]: 323 {{approved}}
 
:* [[James Nunnally]]: 323 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Jody Steverson]]: 59 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Jody Steverson]]: 59 {{approved}}
:''Note: As no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, [[Jody Steverson]] and [[James Nunnally]] competed in a primary run-off on August 23 with Steverson winning.''
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:''Note: As no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, [[Jody Steverson]] and [[James Nunnally]] competed in a primary runoff on August 23 with Steverson winning.''
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Steve Shaw]]: 1,174
 
:* [[Steve Shaw]]: 1,174
 
:* [[Bobby Watson]]: 861
 
:* [[Bobby Watson]]: 861
:''Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary run-off election between [[Billy Gray]] and [[Don Randolph]] necessary, with Gray winning.''
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:''Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary runoff election between [[Billy Gray]] and [[Don Randolph]] necessary, with Gray winning.''
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Brad Underwood]]: 1,080
 
:* [[Brad Underwood]]: 1,080
 
:* [[Jamie Franks]]: 1,604 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Jamie Franks]]: 1,604 {{approved}}
:''Note: As no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, [[Mark DuVall]] and [[Jamie Franks]] competed in a primary run-off on August 23, which DuVall won.''
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:''Note: As no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, [[Mark DuVall]] and [[Jamie Franks]] competed in a primary runoff on August 23, which DuVall won.''
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[John McCay]]
 
:* [[John McCay]]
 
:* [[Greg Haney]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Greg Haney]] {{approved}}
:''Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary run-off between [[Roger Ishee]] and [[Greg Haney]] necessary. Haney won.''
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:''Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary runoff between [[Roger Ishee]] and [[Greg Haney]] necessary. Haney won.''
  
 
<u>'''''November 8 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 8 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:* [[Robert Williams (Mississippi)|Robert Williams]]: 171
 
:* [[Robert Williams (Mississippi)|Robert Williams]]: 171
 
:* [[Sonya Williams-Barnes]]: 969 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Sonya Williams-Barnes]]: 969 {{approved}}
:''Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary run-off election necessary. [[Sonya Williams-Barnes]] ultimately defeated [[Richard Marsh]] to claim the nomination.''
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:''Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary runoff election necessary. [[Sonya Williams-Barnes]] ultimately defeated [[Richard Marsh]] to claim the nomination.''
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 2 GOP primary result:</u>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf Qualified candidates, June 1, 2011]
 
*[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf Qualified candidates, June 1, 2011]
*[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_county/MS_State_House_0802.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Unofficial Election Results," August 3, 2011]
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*[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_county/MS_State_House_0802.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Unofficial Election Results," August 3, 2011]
*[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_county/MS_State_House_1108.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Unofficial Election Results," November 8, 2011]
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*[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_county/MS_State_House_1108.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Unofficial Election Results," November 8, 2011]
 
*[http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections/electionResults/State%20Democratic%20Party%20Primary%202011%20Cert.pdf ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', Official Primary Election Results - Democratic]
 
*[http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections/electionResults/State%20Democratic%20Party%20Primary%202011%20Cert.pdf ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', Official Primary Election Results - Democratic]
 
*[http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections/electionResults/State%20Republican%20Party%20Primary%202011%20Cert.pdf ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', Official Primary Election Results - Republican]
 
*[http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections/electionResults/State%20Republican%20Party%20Primary%202011%20Cert.pdf ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', Official Primary Election Results - Republican]

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Mississippi House of Representatives

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Representative were held on November 8, 2011. Each of the state's 122 representatives were up for election. Members are elected to four-year terms.

Although the decennial US Census occurred in 2010, Mississippi's legislative election took place under the state's Census 2000 maps. Due to political conflicts, the legislature was unable to redraw legislative boundaries in time for the 2011 election. In March, the NAACP filed an injunction to block elections under the old maps, arguing that maps do not reflect current population figures. However, a ruling in May ordered the elections to proceed under the old maps. Redistricting will be revisited after the 2012 election.[1]

Mississippi is just one of four states that held state house elections in 2011. The other three states that hold their state house elections in odd-numbered years are New Jersey, Louisiana and Virginia.

Candidates wishing to run for the Mississippi House of Representatives were required to file their nominating signatures or candidate filing fees by June 1. The state primary election took place on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

General election results

The following candidates won election on November 8, 2011:

  1. Adrienne Wooten
  2. Alex Monsour
  3. Alyce Clarke
  4. America Chuck Middleton
  5. Angela Cockerham
  6. Becky Currie
  7. Bennett Malone
  8. Bill Pigott
  9. Billy Broomfield
  10. Blaine Eaton, II
  11. Bobby Howell
  12. Bobby Shows
  13. Brad Mayo
  14. Brad Oberhousen
  15. Brian Aldridge
  16. Bryant Clark
  17. C. Scott Bounds
  18. Carolyn Crawford
  19. Casey Eure
  20. Cecil Brown
  21. Charles Beckett
  22. Charles Busby
  23. Charles Young
  24. Chris Brown (Mississippi)
  25. Chuck Espy
  26. Clara Burnett
  27. Credell Calhoun
  28. David Baria
  29. David Gibbs
  30. David Myers, Mississippi Representative
  31. Deborah Butler Dixon
  32. Dennis DeBar
  33. Donnie Bell
  34. Doug McLeod
  35. Earle Banks
  36. Edward Blackmon, Jr.
  37. Elton Gregory Snowden
  38. Esther Harrison
  39. Eugene Hamilton
  40. Ferr Smith
  41. Gary Chism
  42. Gary Staples
  43. George Flaggs, Jr.
  44. Greg Haney
  45. Gregory Holloway, Sr.
  46. Hank Lott
  47. Henry Zuber, III
  48. Herbert Frierson
  49. J. Andrew Gipson
  50. James Evans
  51. Jason White (Mississippi)
  52. Jeffrey S. Guice
  53. Jeffrey Smith, Mississippi Representative
  54. Jerry Turner
  55. Jessica Upshaw
  56. Jody Steverson
  57. Joe Gardner
  58. Joey Hood
  59. John Hines, Mississippi Representative
  60. John Moore (Mississippi)
  61. John Read
  62. Johnny Stringer
  63. Joseph Warren
  64. Kelvin Buck
  65. Ken Morgan
  66. Kevin Horan
  67. Kevin McGee
  68. Kimberly Campbell Buck
  69. Larry Byrd
  70. Lester Carpenter
  71. Linda Coleman, Mississippi Representative
  72. Linda Whittington
  73. Mac Huddleston
  74. Manly Barton
  75. Margaret Rogers
  76. Mark Baker
  77. Mark Formby
  78. Mary Coleman
  79. Michael Evans
  80. Nick Bain
  81. Nolan Mettetal
  82. Omeria Scott
  83. Pat Nelson
  84. Percy Watson
  85. Philip Gunn
  86. Preston Sullivan
  87. Randall Patterson
  88. Randy Boyd
  89. Randy Rushing
  90. Ray Rogers
  91. Reecy Dickson
  92. Richard Bennett
  93. Rita Martinson
  94. Robert Evans
  95. Robert Huddleston
  96. Robert Johnson, III
  97. Robert Moak
  98. Rufus Straughter
  99. Sam Mims, V
  100. Sara Thomas
  101. Scott DeLano
  102. Sherra Lane
  103. Sonya Williams-Barnes
  104. Stephen Horne
  105. Steve Holland
  106. Steve Massengill
  107. Thomas Reynolds, II
  108. Thomas Weathersby, Sr.
  109. Thomas Woods
  110. Timmy Ladner
  111. Toby Barker
  112. Tom Miles
  113. Tommy Taylor
  114. Trey Lamar
  115. Tyrone Ellis
  116. W.E. Alday
  117. Wanda Jennings
  118. William Arnold
  119. William Denny, Jr.
  120. William Shirley
  121. Willie Bailey
  122. Willie Perkins, Sr.

Primary runoffs

The following four districts required a runoff election on August 23 to select which candidate advanced to the general election. The runoff winner is bolded.[2]

Democratic Party James Nunnally (3,194) vs. Jody Steverson (3,478) Approveda
Democratic Party Don Randolph (2,420) vs. Billy Gray (2,929) Approveda
Democratic Party Mark DuVall (2,560) Approveda vs. Jamie Franks (1,538)
Republican Party Roger Ishee vs. Greg Haney Approveda
Democratic Party Sonya Williams-Barnes (1,164) Approveda vs. Richard Marsh (814)

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Going into the November 2011 elections, the Republican Party was the majority party in 31 state houses. One chamber (Nebraska) is officially nonpartisan and in one chamber (Alaska), several Republicans vote with a caucus other than the Republican caucus. In 19 states, the Democratic Party held the majority party. The Mississippi House of Representatives was one of the 19 chambers with a Democratic Party majority.

In the other 3 states with state house elections in 2011 (Louisiana, New Jersey and Virginia), the Republican Party held the majority in Louisiana and Virginia, while the Democratic Party was the majority party in New Jersey.

The partisan composition of the Mississippi House of Representatives before and after the election:


Mississippi House of Representatives
Party As of November 2011 After the 2011 Election
     Democratic Party 68 59
     Republican Party 54 63
Total 122 122

After the 2011 election, the Republican Party took control of the Mississippi House of Representatives for the first time since reconstruction.[3]

House control

The Democratic Party has controlled the Mississippi House of Representatives since Reconstruction. This fall may present the first opportunity for the GOP to capture the chamber. Democrats have a 13-seat advantage heading into the election. In the 2010 elections Republicans enjoyed sweeping gains across the country and in particular in southern states. According to an August 2011 Wall Street Journal article, Republicans have identified 21 House seats to target on November 8, 2011. Tim Saler, executive director of the state GOP, said the party plans to spend more than $1 million supporting candidates.[4] Meanwhile, Richard Wilbourn, an attorney, is leading a tea party effort called "Move the House" to help candidates in Democratic-held districts where Governor Haley Barbour received at least 50 percent in 2007.[5]

TEA Party seeks control

In early September the Mississippi TEA Party announced they were specifically targeting six incumbent Democrats for defeat as part of their "Move the House" effort to put the chamber in conservative control.[6] The five are as follows:

The TEA Party has also targeted 4 open seats as crucial pickups:

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

2011 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

Sixty incumbents (49.2%) face no competition in the November 8 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 35 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 25 Republican incumbent face no November challenger

Primary challenges

Twenty-five incumbents faced competition in the August 22 primary. Incumbent Democrat Walter Robinson, Jr. (District 63) was defeated by challenger Deborah Butler Dixon, incumbent Democrat Wilbert Jones (District 82) was defeated by challenger Charles Young, incumbent Republican Harvey Fillingane (District 101) was defeated by challenger Hank Lott, and incumbent Democrat Roger Ishee (District 118) was defeated by challenger Greg Haney in a runoff election.

The following 21 incumbents (14 Democrats, 7 Republicans) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

Eighteen incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 104 (85.3%) ran for re-election. Of the 18 incumbents who did not run for re-election, 3 are Democrats, 6 are Republicans, and one is an independent.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Primary competitiveness

See also: Ballotpedia news report on Mississippi primary competitiveness

Primary contests in the Mississippi House remained fairly constant since the last election. As in 2007, roughly 2/3 of the state's major party candidates will proceed to the general election without a primary challenge. In addition, over 1/4 of possible primaries will not be held, since no candidate is running. Of the 168 party primaries, only 51 feature two or more candidates competing for the nomination. On top of that, 75 party primaries will not be held because no candidate is running.

Comparing Contested Primaries of past MS Senate Elections
Democrats Republicans Total
2007 2011 2007 2011 2007 2011
Open Contested 9 8 11 15 20 23
Open Uncontested 12 21 27 19 39 40
Incumbent Contested 23 18 10 10 33 28
Incumbent Uncontested 51 40 26 37 77 77
No candidates 27 35 48 41 75 76
Total contested 32 26 21 25 53 51
Total uncontested 63 61 53 56 116 117

Qualifications

In order to run for the Mississippi House of Representatives, a candidate must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Be a qualified elector and resident of the State of Mississippi for four years.
  • Be a resident of the county or district a candidate plans to represent for two years.
  • If running as a Republican or Democrat, pay a $15 filing fee to the State Executive Committee of the party with which the candidate is affiliated.
  • If running as an independent, submit 50 signatures to the Circuit Clerk or the Secretary of State[7].

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state house campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for the state House in Mississippi in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state House races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[8]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2007 253 $6,201,617
2003 308 $4,346,149
1999 258 $2,477,354


The top 10 donors in 2007 were:[9]

Donor Amount
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $343,247
Mississippi Republican Party $248,791
Mississippi Association of Realtors $113,200
Mississippi Medical Association $111,200
Reeves, John $106,730
Lawyers Involved for Mississippi Betterment $99,503
AT&T $91,809
Mississippi Bankers Association $90,500
Mississippi Hospital Association $86,250
Improve Mississippi $85,467

List of candidates

The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run for election to the Mississippi House of Representatives was June 1, 2011.

District 1

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas McCarley: 5,343
Republican Party Lester Carpenter: 2,529 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nick Bain: 7,332 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party A.L. Wood: 3,550

District 3

Note: Incumbent Democrat William McCoy did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tommy Cadle: 3,496
Republican Party William Arnold: 3,899 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Note: Incumbent Greg Ward did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Note: As no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, Jody Steverson and James Nunnally competed in a primary runoff on August 23 with Steverson winning.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jody Steverson: 4,229 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Benefield: 4,043

District 5

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Kelvin Buck: 478 Approveda Incumbent Buck was first elected in 2003.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kelvin Buck: 4,874 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Eugene Hamilton: 10,114 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Harold Taylor: 1,330

District 7

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Wanda Jennings: 5,371 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Note: Incumbent Republican Larry Baker did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Trey Lamar: 5,898 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Clara Burnett: 5,115 Approveda Incumbent Burnett was first elected in 2003.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clara Burnett: 5,337 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Note: Incumbent Democrat Warner McBride did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg Hodges: 3,858
Republican Party Nolan Mettetal: 10,051 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Joe Gardner: 4,612 Approveda Incumbent Gardner was appointed in 2007.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Gardner: 6,558 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Note: Incumbent Republican Noal Akins did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hollman Raney: 2,288
Republican Party Brad Mayo: 3,392 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Note: Incumbent Democrat Jack Gadd did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary runoff election between Billy Gray and Don Randolph necessary, with Gray winning.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Billy Gray: 3,578
Republican Party Steve Massengill: 4,070 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Margaret Rogers: 7,400 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:

Note: Spencer withdrew from the race in September.[10]

Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mac Huddleston: 8,231 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Steve Holland: 2,197 Approveda Incumbent Holland was first elected in 1984.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Holland: 4,521 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ben Coggin: 1,699

District 17

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brian Aldridge: 5,288 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Jerry Turner: 3,307 Approveda Incumbent Turner was first elected in 2003.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerry Turner: 6,497 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Note: As no candidate received more than 50% of the vote, Mark DuVall and Jamie Franks competed in a primary runoff on August 23, which DuVall won.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark DuVall: 5,015
Republican Party Randy Boyd: 3,127 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Jimmy Puckett: 1,604 Approveda Incumbent Puckett was first elected in 2007.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jimmy Puckett: 3,154
Republican Party Chris Brown: 4,002 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Donnie Bell: 3,579 Approveda Incumbent Bell was first elected in 2007.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donnie Bell: 4,434 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Deborah Tierce: 3,017

District 22

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Preston Sullivan: 7,247 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Whitten: 3,102
Republican Party Charles Beckett: 5,072 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Horan: 3,772 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sidney Bondurant: 3,630

District 25

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • John Mayo Approveda Incumbent Mayo was first elected in 1999.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Mayo: 2,930
Republican Party W.E. Alday: 3,683 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Chuck Espy: 613 Approveda Incumbent Espy was first elected in 1999.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Espy: 2,919 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Ferr Smith: 4,371 Approveda Incumbent Smith was first elected in 1993.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ferr Smith: 5,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party R. Dewayne Gill: 2,234

District 28

Note: Incumbent Democrat S. David Norquist did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Dallas: 3,007
Republican Party Tommy Taylor: 3,184 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Linda Coleman: 3,727 Approveda Incumbent Coleman was first elected in 1991.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Coleman: 4,885 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Huddleston: 2,895 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sara Thomas: 3,978 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Willie Perkins, Sr.: 3,339 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Troy D. Brown, Sr.: 1,803

District 33

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Reynolds, II: 5,928 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jerrerico Chambers: 1,798
Libertarian Party Sean Holmes: 302

District 34

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Whittington: 5,370 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Note: Incumbent Republican Dannie Reed did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joey Hood: 6,753 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jan Butler, Jr.: 969

District 36

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Gibbs: 6,437 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Gary Chism Approveda Incumbent Chism was first elected in 1999.
Independent Independent candidate:

Note: Kelley withdrew prior to the general election.[11]

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Gary Chism: 6,501 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Tyrone Ellis: 542 Approveda Incumbent Ellis was first elected in 1979.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tyrone Ellis: 5,667 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jeffrey Smith: 7,380 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Note: Incumbent Republican W.T. Mayhall, Jr. did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shirley Logan: 1,827
Republican Party Pat Nelson: 3,263 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Esther Harrison: 4,143 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Reecy Dickson: 4,486 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Roy VanDevender: 2,699

District 43

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Russ Nowell: 151 Approveda Incumbent Nowell was first elected in 2007.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Evans: 4,534 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Russ Nowell: 4,368

District 44

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party C. Scott Bounds: 6,088 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bennett Malone: 3,162 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jay Mathis: 3,084

District 46

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Bobby Howell: 1,326 Approveda Incumbent Howell was first elected in 1991.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bobby Howell: 7,849 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bryant Clark: 5,426 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Note: Incumbent Mary Stevens did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason White: 6,184 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Willie Bailey: 3,116 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • John Hines Approveda Incumbent Hines was first elected in 2001.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Hines: 3,349 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rufus Straughter: 5,561 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Thomas Woods: 5,918 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Robert Moak: 5,388 Approveda Incumbent Moak was first elected in 1985.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Moak: 7,056 Green check mark transparent.png

District 54

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Alex Monsour: 3,270 Approveda Incumbent Monsour was first elected in 2007.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Alex Monsour: 7,189 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George Flaggs, Jr.: 4,840 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sam Smith: 1,676

District 56

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Philip Gunn: 4,529 Approveda Incumbent Gunn was first elected in 2003.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Culberson: 2,711
Republican Party Philip Gunn: 9,519 Green check mark transparent.png

District 57

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Ed Blackmon: 2,978 Approveda Incumbent Blackmon was first elected in 1983.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Blackmon: 6,961 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rita Martinson: 9,665 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Kevin McGee Approveda Incumbent McGee was first elected in 2007.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kevin McGee: 10,701 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Moore: 7,451 Green check mark transparent.png

District 61

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Ray Rogers Approveda Incumbent Rogers was first elected in 1983.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ray Rogers: 6,418 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Thomas Weathersby, Sr.: 8,084 Green check mark transparent.png

District 63

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Deborah Butler Dixon: 6,398 Green check mark transparent.png

District 64

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorsey Carson: 3,772
Republican Party William Denny, Jr.: 4,888 Green check mark transparent.png

District 65

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Mary Coleman: 3,375 Approveda Incumbent Coleman was first elected in 1993.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Coleman: 5,990 Green check mark transparent.png

District 66

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Cecil Brown: 2,080 Approveda Incumbent Brown was first elected in 1999.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cecil Brown: 4,786 Green check mark transparent.png

District 67

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Earle Banks: 3,071 Approveda Incumbent Banks was first elected in 1993.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Earle Banks: 4,913 Green check mark transparent.png

District 68

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Credell Calhoun: 4,228 Green check mark transparent.png

District 69

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Alyce Clarke: 2,346 Approveda Incumbent Clarke was first elected in 1985.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alyce Clarke: 3,659 Green check mark transparent.png

District 70

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Evans: 3,614 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adrienne Wooten: 2,860 Green check mark transparent.png

District 72

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kimberly Campbell Buck: 6,891 Green check mark transparent.png

District 73

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brad Oberhousen: 5,548 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Ellington: 5,475

District 74

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Mark Baker: 9,809 Approveda Incumbent Baker was first elected in 2003.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark Baker: 12,560 Green check mark transparent.png

District 75

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Tracy Arinder, Jr. Approveda Incumbent Democrat Arinder was seeking re-election as an independent but requested to be removed from the ballot, which was granted on September 13.[12]

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Miles: 5,040 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brenda Whatley-Kirby: 1,271

District 76

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gregory Holloway, Sr.: 6,536 Green check mark transparent.png

District 77

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Andy Gipson: 415 Approveda Incumbent Gipson was first elected in 2007.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Andy Gipson: 7,420 Green check mark transparent.png

District 78

Note: Incumbent Republican Billy Nicholson was first elected in 1999.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Randy Rushing: 6,312 Green check mark transparent.png

District 79

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Blaine Eaton, II: 5,956 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Swindall: 3,652

District 80

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Omeria Scott: 4,064 Approveda Incumbent Scott was first elected in 1993.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Omeria Scott: 5,565 Green check mark transparent.png

District 81

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Stephen Horne: 5,104 Approveda Incumbent Horne was first elected in 2003.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stephen Horne: 6,204 Green check mark transparent.png

District 82

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Young: 3,818 Green check mark transparent.png

District 83

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Houston: 2,379
Republican Party Elton Gregory Snowden: 2,969 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Samuel Thompson: 356

District 84

Note: Incumbent Republican Tad Campbell did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Lee: 1,354
Republican Party William Shirley: 7,590 Green check mark transparent.png

District 85

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party America Chuck Middleton: 6,939 Green check mark transparent.png

District 86

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sherra Lane: 4,967 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Purvis: 4,128

District 87

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Johnny Stringer: 5,592 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Kilpatrick: 2,160

District 88

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jonathan Hodge: 2,252
Republican Party Gary Staples: 6,159 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Donald Holifield: 1,146

District 89

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Bobby Shows Approveda Incumbent Shows was first elected in 1991.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerdon Welborn: 2,398
Republican Party Bobby Shows: 5,721 Green check mark transparent.png

District 90

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Joseph Warren: 4,187 Approveda Incumbent Warren was first elected in 1979.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Warren: 8,194 Green check mark transparent.png

District 91

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Robert Evans: 5,360 Approveda Incumbent Evans was first elected 2007.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Evans: 5,596 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cindy Bryan: 3,029

District 92

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Becky Currie: 2,845 Approveda Incumbent Currie was first elected in 2007.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Sullivan: 2,927
Republican Party Becky Currie: 6,954 Green check mark transparent.png

District 93

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Dirk Dedeaux: 1,584 Approveda Incumbent Dedeaux was first elected in 1995.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dirk Dedeaux: 4,040
Republican Party Timmy Ladner: 4,297 Green check mark transparent.png

District 94

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Johnson: 5,329 Green check mark transparent.png

District 95

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jessica Upshaw: 5,935 Green check mark transparent.png

District 96

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Angela Cockerham: 7,168 Green check mark transparent.png

District 97

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Sam Mims, V: 572 Approveda Incumbent Mims was first elected in 2003.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Sam Mims, V: 8,490 Green check mark transparent.png

District 98

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Myers: 6,476 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Bill Pigott: 1,643 Approveda Incumbent Pigott was first elected in 2007.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Pigott: 8,151 Green check mark transparent.png

District 100

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Ken Morgan: 4,915 Approveda Incumbent Morgan was first elected in 2007.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harry Griffith: 2,611
Republican Party Ken Morgan: 7,028 Green check mark transparent.png

District 101

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Hank Lott: 10,799 Green check mark transparent.png

District 102

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Cook: 2,049
Republican Party Toby Barker: 3,957 Green check mark transparent.png

District 103

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Percy Watson: 3,068 Approveda Incumbent Watson was first elected in 1979.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Percy Watson: 6,218 Green check mark transparent.png

District 104

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Larry Byrd: 5,482 Approveda Incumbent Byrd was first elected in 2007.
Reform Party Reform Party candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Larry Byrd: 8,122 Green check mark transparent.png
Reform Party Randy Walker: 913

District 105

Note: Incumbent Democrat J. Shaun Walley did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dale Kimble: 3,440
Republican Party Dennis DeBar: 4,160 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Latricia Ann Cornelson: 725

District 106

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidate:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Herbert Frierson: 5,390 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Donna Knezevich: 1,100

District 107

Note: Incumbent Democrat Deryk Parker did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas Lee: 2,806
Republican Party Doug McLeod: 6,110 Green check mark transparent.png

District 108

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark Formby: 5,962 Green check mark transparent.png

District 109

Note: Incumbent Republican Frank Hamilton did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Manly Barton: 6,450 Green check mark transparent.png

District 110

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Billy Broomfield: 4,399 Green check mark transparent.png

District 111

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • Brandon Jones: 492 Approveda Incumbent Jones was first elected in 2007.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon Jones: 2,943
Republican Party Charles Busby: 2,978 Green check mark transparent.png

District 112

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • John Read Approveda Incumbent Read was first elected in 1993.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Read: 5,593 Green check mark transparent.png

District 113

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Henry Zuber, III: 5,624 Green check mark transparent.png

District 114

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Jeffrey Guice: 890 Approveda Incumbent Guice was first elected in 2008.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jeffrey Guice: 5,110 Green check mark transparent.png

District 115

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randall Patterson: 1,343 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patrick Williams: 851

District 116

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Casey Eure Approveda Incumbent Eure was first elected in 2011.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Quentin Lyles: 1,289
Republican Party Casey Eure: 4,212 Green check mark transparent.png

District 117

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • Scott DeLano Approveda Incumbent DeLano was first elected in 2010.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Scott DeLano: 3,964 Green check mark transparent.png

District 118

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary runoff between Roger Ishee and Greg Haney necessary. Haney won.

November 8 General election candidates:

Republican Party Greg Haney: 5,675 Green check mark transparent.png

District 119

Note: Incumbent Democrat Frances Fredericks did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Note: No candidate received over 50% of the vote, making an August 23 primary runoff election necessary. Sonya Williams-Barnes ultimately defeated Richard Marsh to claim the nomination.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sonya Williams-Barnes: 3,437 Green check mark transparent.png

District 120

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Boggs: 1,864
Republican Party Richard Bennett: 3,486 Green check mark transparent.png

District 121

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diane Peranich: 2,149
Republican Party Carolyn Crawford: 2,455 Green check mark transparent.png

District 122

Note: Incumbent Democrat Joseph Compretta did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary result:

November 8 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Baria: 3,022 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dorothy Wilcox: 2,131

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