Minor, Drake win election Tuesday

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, August 28, 2019

By SCOTT HAWKINS and SABRINA ROBERTSON

NATCHEZ — Carmen Brooks Drake won election to the Adams County Prosecuting Attorney’s position and Audrey B. Minor won election to the Northern District Justice Court Judge position after Adams County voters handed them decisive victories in Tuesday’s primary runoff elections.

According to unofficial returns, both Drake and Minor won their seats outright in Tuesday’s Democratic Party Primary runoffs since no independent or Republican candidates sought those offices.

Click here for unofficial runoff results

Final results will be tallied once absentee ballots are counted and official results certified by the state election board.

Drake won against her opponent Lisa Chandler with 3,605 to 1,875 votes while Minor won by a landslide over her opponent Eddie Jones with 2,296 to 602 votes.

In other Adams County results Eva Givens garnered 3,058 votes to win the Democratic nomination over “Lady J” M. Johnson who got 2,436 votes. Givens will face independent challengers Charlie Vess and Ricky Warren in the Nov. 5 general election.

District 5 Adams County voters gave Warren Gaines Sr. an 847 to 563-vote victory over incumbent Calvin Butler for the District 5 Adams County Supervisor seat. Gaines will face independent challenger Lee Blanton and Republican challenger Cleotha Marsaw in the Nov. 5 general election.

With approximately 470 absentee ballots in Adams County unaccounted for, incumbent Constable for the Northern District Willie B. Jones is in the lead for his position in a close race against challenger Deselle “Mody” Davis with 1,539 to 1,525 votes.

No independents or Republicans ran for the Northern District Constable’s position.

In statewide and district races, Adams County voters appeared to vote inline with the rest of the state.

Below are the Adams County results in those state and district races:

Governor: Tate Reeves got 777 votes to Bill Waller’s 256 votes. Reeves will face Democratic nominee Jim Hood in the General Election.

Attorney General: Lynn Fitch got 546 votes to Andy Taggart’s 434 votes. Fitch will face Democratic nominee Jennifer Riley Collins in the Nov. 5 general election.

State Senate District 37: Morgan Halford Poore got 303 votes to Melanie Sojourner’s 675 votes in Adams County. The Associated Press declared Sojourner the winner but did not provide a total vote count for the district. Sojourner will face Democratic nominee William Godfrey in the Nov. 5 general election.