Monday, March 20, 2023

District 1 U.S. House Primary Results

Editor’s Note: Updated to show Lafayette County numbers

In the District 1 U.S. House of Representative Republican primary Tuesday, Congressman Trent Kelly took 90 percent of the votes over his opponent Mark Strauss.

Kelly received 26,822 votes and Strauss received 3,039.

Kelly was first elected back in 2015 in a special election following the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee.

Dianne Black

In the Democrat primary, Dianne Black got 79 percent of the votes, or 8,068 votes, beating Hunter Avery, who received 2,110 votes. She will face Kelly in the general election in November.

At this time, there are no independent or third-party candidates.

In Lafayette County, 2,152 people voted. There are about 32,000 registered voters in the county.

The county followed the state in its choice of candidates.

In the Republican primary, Kelly took 1,076 votes to Strauss’ 174 votes. In the Democratic primary, 734 people voted for Black and Avery received 154 votes.

Staff report