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Senate: Doty defeats Brown, Davis

State Sen. Sally Doty, of Brookhaven, in unofficial results Tuesday, won the District 39 contest. The district includes Lincoln, Lawrence, Copiah and Walthall counties.

All three candidates ran on the Republican ticket. No other candidates ran in the Senate race.

In Lincoln County, Doty received 51.23 percent — 4,281 votes. Beth Brown received 40.41 percent — 3,377 votes — and Josh Davis received 8.33 percent, or 696 votes. District-wide Doty had 53 percent to Brown’s 34.

Doty said Tuesday night she had worked “tremendously hard” for the two terms she’s already served.

“I just want to thank everyone for supporting me, encouraging me and praying for me. We ran a very hard race this summer, but in reality my race has been for the past eight years,” she said. “I’m so glad that I will have the opportunity to continue that work for the next four years.”