Statewide filing deadline passes in Mississippi

The filing deadline for statewide candidates running in Mississippi passed on Feb. 1, 2023. A primary is scheduled for Aug. 8, with primary runoffs taking place on Aug. 29. The general election is Nov. 7. A general runoff election is scheduled to be held on Nov. 28 for state executive offices only.

Offices on the ballot include governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and 10 other state executive seats. All seats in the state Senate and state House are up for election. Ballotpedia is also covering school board elections in DeSoto County.

Mississippi is one of 22 Republican trifectas, where the Republican Party controls the office of governor and both chambers of the state legislature. There are 17 Democratic trifectas and 11 states with divided governments.

Governor Tate Reeves (R) is seeking re-election to a second term. Two candidates are running against Reeves in the Republican primary. There are also three Democrats and one independent candidate running.

There are 33 candidates running for the remaining state executive offices including lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, commissioner of agriculture and commerce, commissioner of insurance, public service commission, and transportation commission.

Republicans control the state Senate with a 36-16 majority. All 52 seats are up for election to four-year terms. Ninety-one candidates filed to run for the state Senate.

Republicans control the state House with a 76-42 majority with three independent members and one vacancy. All 122 seats are up for election to four-year terms. A total of 229 candidates filed to run for state House.

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