Results from the March 12th Primaries in Mississippi

LAST UPDATED: April 4, 2024 (includes primary runoff results)

One primary was held on Tuesday in Mississippi. Full context about women in the 2024 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, and historical comparisons, is available via the Center for American Women and Politics’ (CAWP) Election Watch.

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  • U.S. Senate U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House U.S. House
  • Governor Governor
  • Statewide Executive Statewide Executive
  • Statewide Executive State Legislative
  • Historic Historic



U.S. House 

Mississippi is one of two states that has never sent a woman to the U.S. House of Representatives. That is unlikely to change as a result of the 2024 election.   

U.S. House  Historic

One woman – Dianne Black (D) – will advance to the general election for the U.S. House in Mississippi, but she will run as a Democratic challenger for a seat strongly favoring the Republican incumbent. If successful, Black would be the first Black woman to represent Mississippi in Congress. 


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U.S. House :

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U.S. SenateU.S. Senate

Women Candidates in 2024: There were no women candidates in the major-party primaries for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi. 

Current/Historic Women’s Representation: Women currently hold 1 (1R) of Mississippi's U.S. Senate seats. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) is the only woman to ever serve in Congress from Mississippi. She was appointed to office in 2018 and is not up for re-election this year.

U.S. HouseU.S. House

Women Nominees in 2024: Women are 1 of 7 (14.3%) major-party nominees for U.S. House in Mississippi, including 1 of 3 (33.3%) Democrats and 0 of 4 (0%) Republicans. The number of women major-party nominees for the U.S. House will fall short of the previous high (2). 

One (1R) woman House candidate was unsuccessful. 

District Woman Nominee Party Seat Status Race/Ethnicity Current Cook Political Report Rating 
1 Dianne Black D Challenger to Incumbent Black Solid Republican

Milestones to Watch in the 2024 General Election:

  • No woman has ever represented Mississippi in the U.S. House.
  • No Black woman has ever represented Mississippi in Congress. 

Current/Historic Women’s Representation: No women currently serve in Mississippi’s four-member congressional delegation. No woman has ever represented Mississippi in the U.S. House.

Women Candidates in 2024: Two (1D, 1R) women filed as candidates for U.S. House seats in Mississippi in 2024. This is not a record high. They were 2 of 12 (16.7%) total major-party candidates for U.S. House in 2024.

Statewide Elective Executive OfficeStatewide Executive

There are no statewide executive elections in Mississippi in 2024.