Mike Ezell defeats Steven Palazzo in 4th Congressional GOP runoff election

Challenger Mike Ezell defeated incumbent Steven Palazzo to win the Republican runoff for Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. The unofficial vote count……

Mike Ezell R 30,810 votes 53.6%

Steven Palazzo (i) R 26,646 votes 46.4%

Palazzo has served as the representative for the 4th Congressional District since 2011. The 2022 primary marked the first time he was sent to a runoff election.

The 4th Congressional District includes Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone, George, Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Jones and Wayne counties, as well as a portion of Clarke County.

Ezell will now face Democrat Johnny DuPree and Libertarian Alden Patrick Johnson in the general election on Nov. 8, 2022.