JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Supreme Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. has won another term on the state's highest court.
A late push put Waller ahead of state Rep. Earle Banks, a Jackson Democrat, by 10%age points with 99% of precincts reporting.
Waller, chief justice since 2009, won an 8-year term that begins in January 2014 and runs until 2022. He was first elected to the Supreme Court in 1996. Before that, he worked as a lawyer in Jackson. He represents the central, or 1st District.
In other races, newcomer Josiah Coleman won a seat on the Supreme Court.
Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Mike Randolph breezed to re-election.
Challenger Ceola James of Vicksburg unseated incumbent Ermea J. Russell on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
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