Circuit Court Judge Celeste Embrey Wilson will return to her position on the bench after defeating attorney Stan Little.
DeSoto County Board of Education board members Ann Jolley and Sheila Riley were re-elected. And, voters in DeSoto County gave Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith a slight edge over Mike Espy in the four-person challenge for the seat Hyde-Smith was appointed to with the earlier resignation/retirement of former Sen. Thad Cochran. Statewide, Hyde-Smith held a slight edge over Espy 42-41 percent with 92 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday night.
DeSoto County vote totals look like this:
David Baria 16,630 / Roger Wicker 32,474
Mike Espy 16,711 / Cindy Hyde-Smith 20,463 /
Chris McDaniel 11,752
US House of Representatives:
Trent Kelly 32,836 / Randy Mack Wadkins 17,035
Circuit Court Judge:
Stan Little 15,038 / Celeste Embrey Wilson 28,860
Hyde-Smith and Espy will face each other again in a run-off for the Mississippi Senate seat on November 27th. If elected, Mike Espy will be the first African American elected to the Senate from the State of Mississippi. Hyde-Smith would also have the distinction of being the first ever woman to be elected to Washington from the state of Mississippi.