Unofficial election results came in last night, and many of the local races were decided by a wide margin. Of the 17,148 registered voters in Simpson County, over 8,896 cast their ballots, and participated deciding new leadership. This is one of the largest turnouts with over 51 percent of the voting population participating.
D r. Ronny Jackson’s chances of becoming the next Veterans Affairs secretary were probably toast before he accepted defeat and withdrew his name from consideration today.
The Republican Women of Simpson County hosted a meet and greet last Thursday for the six Republican candidates running for the Third Congressional District.
Gregg Harper has held this position since 2008 but announced that he would not seek re-election in January of this year.
“For my family and I, this is a bullet that will fit our gun,” said former state representative Andy Gipson as he was introduced as the eighth Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce on Thursday March 29. Gipson was appointed to the position by Governor Phil Bryant.
We are about halfway through the legislation session, and the House of Representatives has passed nearly all legislation onto the Senate, with deadlines remaining only for tax and spending bills.
Last Wednesday State Senator Sally Doty visited the paper. Her purpose, she said, was to make the people of Simpson County aware that she has decided to seek the seat that will be vacated by Congressman Gregg Harper.
Asked about the reason for her decision, she said, “The time is right in my life to seek the position.”
Last Wednesday, Michael Guest, a candidate for the Third Congressional District, stopped by the newspaper office for a visit.
Guest says he plans to run for the seat currently held by Rep. Gregg Harper, who has announced that he will not seek re-election.
Morgan Dunn made her candidacy official Monday evening at an announcement event at The Vault Restaurant. She will seek the congressional seat for Mississippi District 3 that will be vacated by Rep. Gregg Harper.
Morgan Dunn of Magee is jumping into the political race for Mississippi’s Third Congressional Seat.
The seat has been held by Congressman Gregg Harper, who recently announced his decision not to seek re-election for the position he has held since 2009.