See the total record of candidates who’ve certified for state and district workplaces together with the place their campaigns stand financially.
As you’ve most likely heard by now, Mississippi is holding statewide elections this yr. Candidates had till February 1st to qualify with their political occasion of alternative or as an unbiased.
The Republican and Democratic Main Elections might be held on August eighth. The Common Election is slated for November seventh.
Beneath are the candidates who’ve certified for state workplace as reported by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s workplace. Below the candidates you will note their newest money readily available as of December 2022.
Not all candidate studies for January 2023 are at the moment exhibiting on the Secretary of State’s marketing campaign finance web site. As these studies are made out there, this candidate tracker might be up to date.
Whereas a couple of candidate has filed to run in every of the occasion primaries, it’s protected to imagine that first-term Governor Tate Reeves would be the Republican nominee and four-term Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley would be the Democratic nominee.
Governor Reeves’ marketing campaign battle chest provides him a sizeable early benefit, as does his statewide identify ID. Reeves has what may very well be a document money place for any Governor in Mississippi historical past, with over ten occasions the quantity Presley is at the moment exhibiting in marketing campaign funds. The Republican is exhibiting $7.9 million in comparison with Presley with $723,000.
The opposite candidates to qualify within the race haven’t filed studies.
First-term Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann is being challenged from his proper by four-term State Senator Chris McDaniel. Whereas 4 Republican candidates certified for this race, Hosemann and McDaniel will little question be the highest vote-getters.
Hosemann’s money place is robust, with $3.5 million money readily available in comparison with McDaniel’s at $712,000. The opposite candidates haven’t filed studies.
Of all of the primaries this cycle, this pairing would be the one to observe for Republicans because the GOP nominee might be favored to win over Democrat Ryan Grover, a former Oxford metropolis alderman candidate, within the Common Election.
First-term Legal professional Common Lynn Fitch is unopposed within the Republican Main. She has $1,066,767 money readily available to begin the race. Many imagine the previous State Treasurer solidified her re-election final summer season when it was her workplace that defended the State of Mississippi within the Dobbs case earlier than the U.S. Supreme Court docket that in the end resulted within the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Fitch is closely favored towards Democrat candidate Greta Martin, a litigation director for Incapacity Rights, within the November Common Election. Martin has not filed a finance report.
First-term Secretary of State Michael Watson flirted with a potential run for increased workplace however selected to hunt re-election this cycle when the mud settled. Whereas he’s unopposed within the Republican Main, he’s being challenged within the Common Election by Shuwaski Younger, a Democrat who ran for Congress within the third District in 2022. Younger misplaced to incumbent Republican Congressman Michael Visitor.
Watson’s money readily available is over $689,000 to begin this cycle. Younger has not filed a report.
Aside from the gubernatorial Common Election matchup, this race might be one to observe, with the nod going to Watson because the probably winner.
State Auditor Shad White will run unopposed for a second straight time within the Republican Main. Nevertheless, in contrast to 4 years in the past, White could have a Democratic opponent within the Common Election this cycle. White was appointed to the seat in 2018 by former Governor Phil Bryant after which gained the seat the following yr with out opposition.
White’s Democrat challenger is Larry Bradford, the Mayor of Anguilla. The incumbent is favored to cruise to a re-election victory buoyed by $1.3 million within the financial institution. Bradford has not filed a report.
Insurance coverage Commissioner Mike Chaney is the dean of the statewide elected officers. He studies $105,000 in money readily available. He’ll face a problem from Mitch Younger, a former gubernatorial candidate in 2015, within the Republican Main. Chaney has served within the place for 4 phrases and is the odds-on favourite as soon as once more, each within the major and within the Common Election.
Chaney will seemingly carry the first and transfer on to face Bruce Burton, a former judicial candidate, within the Common Election. The opposite candidates haven’t filed finance studies.
First-term State Treasurer David McRae is operating unopposed within the Republican Main however will face his 2019 Common Election opponent for a second time. He begins the race with $138,000 in money readily available. Democrat Addie Inexperienced, who has not filed a finance report, is a former alderwoman from Bolton.
McRae bested Inexperienced 4 years in the past pulling in 61% to 39%. The same final result is extra seemingly than not this cycle.
4 Democrats, none of which have filed finance studies, will search to unseat first-term Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson, a Republican. Robert Bradford, Robert Briggs, Terry Rogers and Bethany Hill will vie to be the Democrat nominee in November. If no candidate reaches 50% plus 1 vote, this major may transfer to a runoff in late August.
Incumbent Commissioner Gipson exhibits $142,000 in money readily available. He was appointed by former Governor Phil Bryant in 2018 earlier than operating unopposed within the Republican Main 4 years in the past. He enjoys an identical major subject this yr as he seeks re-election. Gipson is the early favourite on this race.
Northern District Public Service Commissioner
Present Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley selected to hunt the Democratic nomination for Governor this yr, leaving an open seat for the primary time in 16 years. No Democrats certified to succeed Presley. Nevertheless, three Republicans have certified. Of the three PSC races, that is the race to observe.
- Mandy Gunasekara (R)
- Tanner Newman (R)
- Chris Brown (R)
Central District Public Service Commissioner
This race Central District Public Service Commissioner race includes a rematch of 2019, with first-term incumbent Brent Bailey dealing with off as soon as once more with DeKeither Stamps. Nevertheless, this go round, Stamps is a member of the Mississippi Home of Representatives. Neither Bailey, a Republican, nor Stamps, a Democrat, have major opponents. This race is among the few tossups on the state degree.
- Brent Bailey (R – Incumbent)
Southern District Public Service Commissioner
First-term incumbent Southern District Public Service Commissioner Dane Maxwell could have one opponent within the Republican Main. Maxwell, the odds-on favourite, is at the moment the chairman of the three-man fee. No Democrat certified on this race, which means the first winner might be unopposed within the Common Election.
- Dane Maxwell (R – Incumbent)
- Nelson Carr (R)
Northern District Transportation Commissioner
First-term Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell, a Republican, is unopposed in each the Main and the Common Election. He’s the one state or district candidate to be unopposed this cycle.
- John Caldwell (R – Incumbent)
Central District Transportation Commissioner
Incumbent Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons, a Democrat, gained’t face a major problem in his bid for re-election however he could have a Common Election opponent. The primary-term Commissioner is being challenged by Republican Ricky Pennington in November.
- Willie Simmons (D – Incumbent)
Southern District Transportation Commissioner
State Consultant Charles Busby is probably going the following Southern District Transportation Commissioner, operating unopposed within the Republican Main and drawing an Unbiased opponent – Steven Griffin – within the Common Election. Present Commissioner Tom King introduced his retirement late final yr, clearing the way in which for the Home Transportation Committee chairman.
- Charles Busby (R)
- Steven Griffin (I)