Tuesday’s runoff election ensured that the next state senator representing District 22 will be from Yazoo County.
Joseph C. Thomas Sr. defeated Ruffin Smith 2,980-1,937 in the Democratic primary runoff. He will face Republican nominee Hayes Dent, also of Yazoo County, in the November general election.
Yazoo County voters played a major role in Thomas’ victory as Thomas had a 1,288-86 advantage in his home county.
Tate Reeves carried the GOP runoff for governor in Yazoo County with a 1,390-799 vote margin. Reeves clinched the nomination statewide by a similar margin overall.
Andy Taggart led Lynn Fitch 1,183-978 in Yazoo County for the Republican nomination for attorney general, but Fitch won the race statewide.