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.
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.