Jones County District Attorney Anthony Buckley won reelection with 76.4 percent of the vote over opponent Bill Phillips.
Two-term Circuit Clerk Larry Ishee won a 70.8 percent landslide to defeat incumbent Chancery Clerk Bill Norton, putting back on track a longstanding Jones County tradition, interrupted four years ago, of circuit clerks moving on to the chancery clerk's job after eight years.
There will be a runoff between Concetta Brooks and Bart Gavin for Ishee's position as circuit clerk. There be a runoff for sheriff between the incumbent Larry Dykes and Alex Hodge. And Tommy Parker and Steve Thrash made the runoff for superintendent of education.
In Lamar County, Oak Grove Middle School principal Ben Burnett was elected superintendent of education. Burnett says he's relieved the campaign is over and is looking forward to building on the success that has already begun.
Forrest County Supervisor Billy Hudson won his Republican primary race for state Senate District 45, beating incumbent Ed Morgan with 56 percent of the vote.
Voters in District 15 elected their previously appointed district attorney. Hal Kittrell won with 52 percent of the vote against his opponent Kathy Sones Gamble.
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