The results are in from Tuesday’s elections in Mississippi.
Republican runoff – MS 2nd Congressional District
After qualifying for the runoff back on March 10th, Brain Flowers defeated Thomas Carey by a 70%-30% margin on Tuesday. Tuesday’s runoff sets up a general election ballot with Flowers facing incumbent Congressman Bennie Thompson (D) in November.
Special Election – House District 88 (Jasper & Jones)
Robin Robinson received 65% of the vote to win the special election to fill the seat in the House vacated by freshman lawmaker Ramona Blackledge, who resigned in January due to a current statute that restricts lawmakers from drawing from their PERS retirements funds while serving in the legislature.
Michael Walker finished in second with 33% of the vote. Jason Dykes, who previously withdrew his candidacy but still appeared on the ballot, received the remaining 2% of the vote.
Turnout was low in both of Tuesday’s elections, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.