ELECTIONS
Former Justice Waller intends to run for Governor
Steven Gagliano
February 14, 2019
William (Bill) Waller Jr. officially retired from the Mississippi Supreme Court on January 31st, and he now has his sights set on a new office. The son of former Governor Bill Waller Sr., Waller Jr....
PERS rules in favor of retirees running for legislature
Alex Paton
February 14, 2019
The Public Employees Retirement System Board (PERS) has voted to allow retirees to serve in the state legislature while keeping their retirement benefits. Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion on November 29 confirming that retired state...
McRae qualifies for State Treasurer race
Steven Gagliano
February 13, 2019
A second candidate has qualified to run for Treasurer. Republican David McRae will make another run at the office after he lost the primary to current Treasurer Lynn Fitch in 2015. Fitch is now running...
Yoste enters race for MDOT Commissioner
Steven Gagliano
February 8, 2019
Northern District Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Transportation Mike Tagert is not seeking re-election to the position that he has held since 2011, and now, a candidate has stepped forward in the race to...
Poll shows Hood holds slight lead over Reeves
Steven Gagliano
February 6, 2019
A new Mason-Dixon Strategies poll shows current Attorney General Jim Hood (D) holding a slim lead over Lt. Governor Tate Reeves (R) ahead of November’s Gubernatorial election. While there will be Republican and Democratic primaries...
Brandon Mayor running for Transportation Commissioner
Steven Gagliano
February 5, 2019
Photo courtesy of Butch Lee for Mississippi/Facebook A second candidate has entered the race to replace MDOT’s Central District Commissioner.  After current Commissioner Dick Hall announced that he would not seek re-election to the position,...
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