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William Bond Compton

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Personal Details

William Bond Compton (Democrat) was a candidate for Governor of Mississippi. Compton lost the primary on August 6, 2019.

Candidate Connection survey in 2019. .

Compton's professional experience includes working as a science teacher at Meridian High School.

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

2015

Elections for the Mississippi House of Representatives took place in 2015. A primary election was held on August 4, 2015. The general election took place on November 3, 2015. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015. William Bond Compton, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Greg Snowden was unopposed in the Republican primary. Snowden defeated Compton in the general election.

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 83 General Election, 2015
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Snowden Incumbent 80.5% 5,363
Democratic William Bond Compton, Jr. 19.5% 1,298
Total Votes 6,661

2014

Compton ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Mississippi. Compton sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to Travis Childers.

U.S. Senate, Mississippi Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Childers 74% 63,548
Bill Marcy 12.1% 10,361
William Bond Compton, Jr. 9.9% 8,465
Jonathan Rawl 4.1% 3,492
Total Votes 85,866
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State - Official Democratic primary results

2011

Compton ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Mississippi in 2011. He lost in the Democratic primary on August 2, 2011.

Results

Democratic primary
Gubernatorial Democratic Primary election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
Democratic Party ApprovedJohnny DuPree 43.5%
Democratic Party ApprovedBill Luckett, Jr. 39.2%
Democratic Party William Bond Compton, Jr. 9.8%
Democratic Party Guy Dale Shaw 7.3%
Total Votes 412,530