JACKSON, MS (AP) - Business investor Sam Britton has won the Republican nomination for the Southern District seat on the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
Britton, of Laurel, defeated state Sen. Tony Smith of Picayune in Tuesday's party primary runoff.
Britton will face Democrat Tom Blanton and Reform Party candidate Lonny Keith Spence, both of Hattiesburg, in the Nov. 3 general election.
The Public Service Commission regulates utilities.
The current Southern District commissioner, Steve Renfroe, did not run this year. Renfroe does not publicly identify with a political party.