Guest wins 3rd Congressional District, advances to General Election

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Incumbent U.S. Representative Michael Guest (R-Miss.) won his primary election runoff Tuesday with 67.3 percent of the vote.

Guest represents 23 Mississippi counties making up the 3rd Congressional District.

Navy veteran challenger Michael Cassidy garnered 32.7 percent of Tuesday’s runoff vote. In the June 7 Primary, Cassidy had a slight lead with 47.7 percent to Guest’s 46.8 percent. The remaining 5.5 percent was taken by Thomas Griffin and write-in votes.

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In Lincoln County, Guest received 2,257 votes Tuesday (71.5 percent) and Cassidy received 894 (28.3 percent) — including all absentee and affidavit votes. Of the county’s 21,133 eligible voters, 3,159 people cast votes in the runoff — 14.9 percent of the eligible voter roll.

On June 7, only 10.77 percent of eligible voters went out to the polls in Lincoln County, resulting in a 47.6 percent to 44.3 percent split between Cassidy and Guest, with Cassidy in the lead. Griffin took 7.8 percent of that local vote.

Guest now advances to the November General Election, where he will face Democrat challenger Shuwaski A. Young.

Click here for a precinct breakdown of runoff votes in Lincoln County.


What’s on the ballot in November?

  • US House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District
    • Michael Guest (R), incumbent
    • Shuwaski A. Young (D)
  • Mississippi Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge (8-year term)
    • Virginia Carlton, incumbent
    • Bruce W. Burton
  • Lincoln County Chancery Court Judge
    • Joseph Durr, incumbent, unopposed
  • 14th Circuit Court Judges
    • Michael M. Taylor, incumbent, unopposed
    • David Strong Jr., incumbent, unopposed
  • Lincoln County Election Commissioner, District 2 (deadline to qualify is Sept. 9, 5 p.m.)
  • Brookhaven Separate School District, Trustee-Elect (5-year term) (deadline to qualify is Sept. 9, 5 p.m.)
  • Lincoln County School District School Board ED-5 (6-year term) (deadline to qualify is Sept. 9, 5 p.m.)

Precinct lists, sample ballots and other forms are available at Circuit Clerk Dustin Bairfield’s website.