Three local Pontotoc County races were contested on Tuesday’s General Election ballot and unofficial winners included incumbent Democrat Ricky Ferguson in the Pontotoc County Chancery Court Clerk race, incumbent Independent L.D. Gillespie II in the Constable District 2 (west side) race and Republican Neal Davis in the Constable District 1 (east side) race.
Unofficially, voting results showed a total of 9,678 votes cast in Pontotoc County, or approximately 46.5 percent of Pontotoc County’s 20,795 registered voters.
Unofficial results with all 28 precincts and absentees counted in the Pontotoc County Chancery Court Clerk race showed Ricky Ferguson with 5,563 votes and Republican challenger Clay Foster with 3,927 votes.
Unofficial results in the Constable District 2 race showed L. D. Gillespie II with 3,019 votes and Republican challenger Jeff Russell with 1,523 votes.
Unofficial results in the Constable District 1 race showed Neal Davis with 3,218 votes and Democrat Sonnie Rock Williams with 1,686 votes.
In the State House of Representatives District 15 race (which included almost all of Pontotoc County), incumbent Republican Mac Huddleston won re-election over Democrat challenger Pat Montgomery. Unofficial results showed Huddleston with 5,351 votes and Montgomery with 1,863 votes.
In the State House of Representatives District 22 race (with 100% of precincts reporting), unofficial results showed Democrat Jon Lancaster victorious over Republican challenger Tommy Futral. Unofficial results showed Lancaster with 4,291 votes and Futral with 3,729 votes. In Pontotoc County, Futral received 1,455 votes and Lancaster received 790 votes.
In the State Senate District 8 race (with 91 percent of precincts reporting), unofficial results showed Benjamin Suber leading Democrat Kegan Coleman. Unofficial results showed Suber with 9,910 votes and Coleman with 6,868 votes. In Pontotoc County, Suber received 2,230 votes and Coleman received 504 votes.
In the State Senate District 3 race (with 96 percent of precincts reporting) Republican Kathy Chism was unofficially declared the winner over Democrat Tim Tucker. Unofficial results showed Chism with 13,218 votes and Tucker with 4,386 votes. In Pontotoc County Chism received 4,706 votes and Tucker received 1,968 votes.
In Mississippi’s race for governor (with 95 percent of precincts reporting) Republican Tate Reeves was victorious over Democrat Jim Hood. Unofficial results showed Reeves with 422,863 votes and Hood with 377,296 votes. In Pontotoc County, unofficially Reeves received 6,581 votes and Hood received 2,931 votes.
In Mississippi’s race for lieutenant governor (with 95 percent of precincts reporting) Republican Delbert Hosemann was the winner over Democrat Jay Hughes. Unofficial results showed Hosemann receiving 481,200 votes and Hughes receiving 317,909 votes. In Pontotoc County, Hosemann led the voting with 7,284 votes and Hughes with 2,233 votes.