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Velesha Williams

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Personal Details

Velesha P. Williams (Democrat) was a candidate for Governor of Mississippi. Williams lost the primary on August 6, 2019.

Candidate Connection survey in 2019. .

Williams graduated from Jackson State University with a B.S. in 1983 and an M.A. in 1996. She served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1992. Williams' professional experience includes working as an elementary teacher and as a director/PI for several federal- and state-funded programs for Jackson State University.

Elections

2019

General election
General election for Governor of Mississippi

Jim Hood, Tate Reeves, Bob Hickingbottom, and David Singletary are running in the general election for Governor of Mississippi on November 5, 2019.

Candidate

Jim Hood (D)

Tate Reeves (R)

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Bob Hickingbottom (Constitution Party)

David Singletary (Independent)

Primary runoff election
Republican primary runoff for Governor of Mississippi

Tate Reeves defeated William Waller in the Republican primary runoff for Governor of Mississippi on August 27, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Tate Reeves (R)
54.1
179,623

William Waller (R)
45.9
152,201

Total votes: 331,824
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Governor of Mississippi

The following candidates ran in the Democratic primary for Governor of Mississippi on August 6, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Jim Hood (D)
69.0
208,634

Michael Brown (D)
11.0
33,247

Velesha P. Williams (D)
6.9
20,844

Robert Shuler Smith (D)
6.7
20,395

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Robert Ray (D)
1.9
5,609

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William Bond Compton (D)
1.8
5,321

Albert Wilson (D)
1.7
5,122

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Gregory Wash (D)
1.1
3,218

Total votes: 302,390
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Governor of Mississippi

Tate Reeves and William Waller advanced to a runoff. They defeated Robert Foster in the Republican primary for Governor of Mississippi on August 6, 2019.

Candidate
%
Votes

Tate Reeves (R)
48.9
187,312

William Waller (R)
33.4
128,010

Robert Foster (R)
17.7
67,758

Total votes: 383,080