Folks in south Mississippi went to the polls today to fill several positions. In Hancock County, there's a run-off in the Justice Court Judge-East seat. Harry B. Ward will face Ricky Adam November 20th. There's also a run-off in the Constable-East position. Phillip Pavolini will face Don Watson in that race. Also, residents voted "against" a binding referendum to establish building and electrical codes for unincorporated areas.
Two school board seats were filled in Jackson County. Kenneth Fountain ran unopposed in the School Board District 3 seat. He wins with 41 votes. In District 4, Randal B. Turner beat two other candidates with 185-votes. In a special election, John Schrink is the new Gautier Utility District Commissioner, with 74 votes.
In Stone County, there was a special election to fill the Superintendent of Education spot to replace Henry Rath, who retired in June. There will be a run-off between James Morrison, with 967 votes and Dean Belton, with 690-votes. Again, the run-off election is November 20th.