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Mike Chaney — a Republican who has been serving as the insurance commissioner in Mississippi — easily won re-election Tuesday.

Chaney defeated the Democratic candidate, Robert Amos, with 61.5% of the votes cast, according to data compiled by the Clarion Ledger.

(Related: Republican Commissioner Candidate Wins In Mississippi)

Tate Reeves, the Republican candidate for governor, won with just 52.2% of the votes cast in that race.

Chaney attracted 520,751 votes. The candidate with the second highest vote total was David McRae, a Republican who won the race of state treasurer.

Chaney was first elected Mississippi insurance commissioner in 2007. The term that starts in 2020 will be his fourth.

Before Chaney became insurance commissioner, he served in the Mississippi House and the Mississippi Senate.

He serves as the vice chair of the Southeast Zone at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He has been the chairman of  the NAIC’s Catastrophe Insurance Working Group.

 

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