Mississippi elects all its state offices in the odd years before presidential election years. The state elects eight statewide state officers this year. Filing for party primaries closed on March 1. The Democrats are only running candidates for five of the eight statewide offices, but the Reform Party is running candidates for seven.
The Reform Party candidates for statewide office are: Governor Shawn O’Hara, Lieutenant Governor Tracella Hill, Secretary of State John Pannell, Auditor Ashley Norwood, Treasurer Shawn O’Hara, Insurance Commissioner Barbara Washer, Agriculture Commissioner Cathy Toole. The only statewide office with no Reform Party candidate is Attorney General.
Filing for state legislative seats ends on June 1. The filing deadline is later for legislative candidates this year because redistricting has not been carried out. Thanks to Steve Rankin for this news. None of the other parties filed any candidates for statewide office, other than the Republican Party, of course.