Mark Tullos is an American lawyer and politician from the state of Mississippi. A Republican, Tullos is a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 79th district.
Tullos is from Raleigh, Mississippi, where he maintains a law practice.He faced Blaine Eaton, a Democrat and the incumbent representative, in the November 2015 election to the Mississippi House seat in the 79th district. Both candidates received 4,589 votes, requiring a tiebreaker. They drew straws to determine the winner.
Although Eaton drew the winning straw, Tullos appealed the result to the Republican-controlled House. A five-member committee then invalidated five votes from Eaton's initial vote tally that were cast via affidavit, and voted 4–1 to seat Tullos instead of Eaton. The full House then voted to seat Tullos instead, giving Republicans a three-fifths supermajority of the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Drawing straws is a selection method, or a form of sortition, that is used by a group to choose one member of the group to perform a task after none has volunteered for it. The same practice can be used also to choose one of several volunteers, should an agreement not be reached. It is a form of the practice of drawing lots, only using straws instead.
The 2008 Mississippi 1st congressional district special election was a special election in the state of Mississippi to determine who would serve the remainder of former Representative Roger Wicker's term. After an April 22, 2008 ballot resulted in no candidate receiving a majority, Democratic Party candidate Travis Childers defeated Republican candidate Greg Davis in a runoff election on May 13, 2008.
The 2008 United States Senate special election in Mississippi was held on November 4, 2008. This election was held on the same day of Thad Cochran's re-election bid in the 2008 United States Senate election in Mississippi. The winner of this special election served the rest of the Senate term, which ended in January 2013. Unlike most Senate elections, this was a non-partisan election in which the candidate who got a majority of the vote won, and if the first-place candidate did not get 50%, a runoff election with the top two candidates would have been held. In the election, no run-off was necessary as Republican nominee and incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker won election to finish the term.
The 2008 congressional elections in Mississippi were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who will represent the state of Mississippi in the United States House of Representatives. The primary election for candidates seeking the nomination of the Republican Party or the Democratic Party was held on March 11, with a run-off being held for the Republican nomination in the first and third districts, and for the Democratic nomination in the first district.
The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Mississippi:
The 2015 United States gubernatorial elections were held in three states in 2015 as part of the 2015 United States elections. In Kentucky and Mississippi, the elections were held on November 3, and in Louisiana, as no candidate received a majority of votes at the primary election on October 24, 2015, a runoff election was held on November 21. The last regular gubernatorial elections for all three states were in 2011. Democrats won the open seat of term-limited Republican Bobby Jindal in Louisiana, while Republicans reelected incumbent Phil Bryant in Mississippi and picked up the seat of term-limited Democrat Steve Beshear in Kentucky.
The 2015 Mississippi gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 2015, to elect the Governor of Mississippi. Incumbent Republican Governor Phil Bryant ran for re-election to a second and final term in office. This is the highest percentage that a Republican has ever won in a gubernatorial election in Mississippi.
Joseph F. "Jody" Steverson is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing the 4th district. Steverson is the Director of Voice and Data for Ripley Video Cable Company. On November 5, 2015, Steverson switched his party affiliation to Republican Party, two days after being reelected unopposed as a Democrat.
A general election was held in the U.S. state of Mississippi on November 3, 2015. All of Mississippi's executive officers were up for election. Primary elections were held on August 4, 2015, with primary runoffs, necessary if no candidate wins a majority of the vote, to be held on August 25, 2015. The filing deadline for primary ballot access was February 27.
Blaine Eaton II is an American politician, farmer, and logger. He is a former member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 79th District, serving from 1996 to 2016. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
John Trent Kelly is an American lawyer and politician from Mississippi. A member of the Republican Party, Kelly is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 1st congressional district, following his victory in a special election on June 2, 2015.
The 2018 United States Senate election in Mississippi took place on November 6, 2018, in order to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the state of Mississippi. Incumbent Republican Roger Wicker was reelected to a second full term, defeating his Democratic challenger, David Baria.
The 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2019, to choose the next Governor of Mississippi. Incumbent Governor Phil Bryant was ineligible to run for a third term due to term limits. The Democratic Party nominated incumbent Attorney General Jim Hood, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Mississippi; the Republican Party nominated incumbent Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. In the general election, Reeves defeated Hood by a margin of 5.08%, the closest gubernatorial election in Mississippi since 1999.
The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Mississippi were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the U.S. state of Mississippi; one from each of the state's four congressional districts. Primaries were held on June 5, 2018. The elections and primaries coincided with the elections and primaries of other federal and state offices.
A general election was held in the U.S. state of Mississippi on November 5, 2019. All executive offices in the state were up for election. The primary election was held on August 6, 2019 and runoff elections were held on August 27, 2019. Although the Democrats came close to winning the governorship, they ultimately failed to do so. In addition, they lost the sole statewide office they have held since 1878: the Attorney General.
A special election to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for Mississippi's 4th congressional district was held on June 23, 1981, with a runoff held two weeks later on July 6. Democrat Wayne Dowdy defeated Republican Liles Williams in the runoff by 912 votes. Dowdy replaced Republican U.S. Representative Jon Hinson, who resigned from Congress following his arrest for engaging in sodomy.
Michael Patrick Guest is an American attorney and Republican politician from Brandon, Mississippi. He has represented Mississippi's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 2019.
Chris Johnson is an American politician serving in the Mississippi State Senate from the 45th district since 2020. He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 87th district from 2016 to 2020.
William Tracy Arnold is an American politician, representing the 3rd district in the Mississippi House of Representatives since 2012.
The 2019 United States Attorney General elections were held primarily on November 5, 2019, in 3 states. The previous Attorney General elections for this group of states took place in 2015. One state Attorney General ran for reelection and won, while Democrat Jim Hood of Mississippi and Andy Beshear of Kentucky did not run for re-election to run for Governor.