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Remak declared winner in House District 7 primary race

Photo: Kimberly Remak

Election officials on Thursday, Aug. 16 certified the vote count from the primary election held on Tuesday, Aug. 8 and the main race still in doubt after election night has finally been determined.  

It was unclear when the unofficial results were released on election night if Kimberly Remak had earned enough votes to claim the Republican nomination in the House District 7 race with Jamey Goodkind. A 50 percent plus one vote majority was needed to win the three-candidate race that also included Progeorlan Walker. 

However, in the recapitulation sheet certified and released by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, Remak received 50.14 percent with 1,428 votes to Goodkind’s 1,269 votes and Walker’s 151.   

The unofficial totals put Remak with 49.79 percent and Goodkind’s 44.38 percent.  

That puts Remak into the November general election against Democrat Gail Baptist Lyons, who was unopposed in the primary.   

“I am honored to have been elected the Republican nominee for state representative House District 7,” Remak told DeSoto County News Thursday afternoon. “My race isn’t over, I ask all Republicans to join me on Nov. 7 and cast a vote for me. We all must unite and work together to bring true prosperity to our community.”

Another close legislative primary race from Aug. 8 was made official Thursday when Jacob Hisaw outpolled Charlie Roberts by a 470-444 margin, giving Hisaw 51.42 percent of the vote tally. That puts Hisaw into the November general election against incumbent Democratic state Rep. Hester Jackson-McCray, who was also unopposed in the primary.  

You can see the recapitulation report of the primary vote on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website.  

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