JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - There will be a new sheriff in Jones County.
Three-term incumbent Alex Hodge was defeated by challenger Macon P. Davis in a runoff for the Republican nomination for sheriff on Tuesday. With all precincts reporting, Davis captured 58% of the vote while 42% of voters cast ballots for Hodge.
Davis celebrated his runoff victory at an after-election party at Laurel’s Cosmic Cafe. During the celebration, Davis thanked his supporters and said he’ll be getting back to work on his campaign soon.
“We are so grateful for the grace that the voters have shown us,” said Davis. “We just can’t thank them enough. There are so many, too many to name that have helped us, reached out to us.”
Davis moves on to the general election where he will face Independent candidate Joe Berlin. The general election will be held on Nov. 5 .