Madison County voters will be back at the polls Aug. 23 for runoff elections.
Republicans Will Longwitz and Charles Barbour will be in a runoff Aug. 23 for the Senate District 25 seat. The seat is being vacated by Republican Sen. Walter Michel, who did not seek re-election.
In Madison County, Longwitz, a Madison attorney, had just more than 54 percent of the vote after absentee ballots were counted, and Barbour garnered almost 43 percent, but the district also includes northeast Jackson in Hinds County. Sean Corcoran had just more than 3 percent of the Madison County vote in the Tuesday’s primary.
“So now we sit down, take a breath and focus all of our energy on the turnout of our supporters on Aug. 23,” Longwitz said. “We’ll be talking about what we’ve been talking about since the first day … economic growth, fiscal responsibility and low taxes.”