Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is now Mississippi’s governor elect.
In what was one of the closest gubernatorial races in recent memory, Reeves won the race for the governor’s mansion by 52 percent over Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
Republicans swept the statewide races in the state, taking the last remaining state-wide Democratic seat of attorney general. Lynn Fitch becomes the first female AG in the state, defeating Jennifer Riley Collins, a veteran and former director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann defeated Democrat state Rep. Jay Hughes for the lieutenant governor’s spot. Michael Watson won his race to become the next Secretary of State.
Incumbent Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson has won another term, as has Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.