Coleman, Britton win party primary runoffs for commissions

JACKSON, MISS. — Democratic and Republican party slates are now set for statewide and regional offices in Mississippi, with voters on Tuesday deciding one primary runoff for each party for a seat on a state commission.

Longtime state Rep. Mary Coleman won the Democratic nomination for the Central District seat on the state Transportation Commission, defeating businessman Robert Amos. Both are from Jackson. Coleman will challenge Republican incumbent Dick Hall of Brandon in the Nov. 3 general election.

Business investor Sam Britton of Laurel defeated first-term state Sen. Tony Smith to win the Republican nomination for Southern District seat on the Public Service Commission.