Election Night Highlights

November 9, 2011

Business

Republicans Phil Bryant and Lynn Fitch celebrate electoral victories as Mississippi’s next governor and treasurer.

Bryant, a former Hinds County deputy sheriff and state representative, was appointed state auditor during the Kirk Fordice administration then was elected lieutenant governor in 2007. He defeated Democratic candidate and Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree, the first African-American to win the state party’s nomination.

Lynn Fitch, an attorney and director of the State Personnel Board, is the first woman elected treasurer since Evelyn Gandy’s 1960 victory. She defeated Democratic candidate and Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran.

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Bryant wins GOP nomination http://msbusiness.com/video/2011/10/08/phil-bryant-wins-gop-nomination/

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Bryant announces bid for governor http://msbusiness.com/2011/01/bryant-announces-bid-for-governor/

Fitch stumps at Neshoba County Fair http://msbusiness.com/video/2011/10/08/lynn-fitch-for-treasurer/

Lynn Fitch Q&A http://msbusiness.com/2011/05/qa-lynn-fitch-mississippi-state-personel-board-republican-candidate-for-treasurer/

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Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

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