Two Representatives elected, one race heads to runoff

On Tuesday, Mississippians headed to the polls to elect three new Representatives to the state House and the results are in.

In House District 32 Solomon Osborne won the race with 79% of the vote. Troy D. Brown Sr. received 20.9% of the vote and a total of 1,066 votes were cast in the special election. Osborne will now take over for former Representative Willie Perkins (D) who resigned after becoming a chancery judge. HD 32 is in Leflore County.

Graphic courtesy of Ballotpedia.

In House District 71, Ronnie Crudup Jr. is the new Representative. Crudup won with 63.12% of the vote while Edelia J. Carthan received 24.26% of the vote and Stephanie Skipper received 12.23% of the vote. There was a drastically low voter turnout with a little over 3% turning out to vote in HD 71 which is in Hinds County. There were a total of 508 votes cast in the special election. Hinds has 13,734 registered voters. The seat became vacant when former Representative Adrienne Wooten (D) resigned to become a circuit judge. 

Photo courtesy of Hinds County Election Commissioners.

House District 101 in Lamar County is the only race that will go to a runoff on April 2nd between Kent McCarty and Steven Utroska. McCarty received 38.69% of the vote with Utroska taking home 23.47% of the vote. With the highest voter turnout of the three special elections, roughly 19% of voters turned out and 3,200 ballots were cast. The seat became vacant when former Representative Brad Touchstone (R) resigned to become a youth court judge.


With 2019 being an election year, most of the individuals running in these races have already qualified to run in the August primaries.