Abe Marshall Hudson Jr. of Shelby has won a seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Unofficial results show Hudson received 1,250 votes and Earl S. Lucas of Mound Bayou received 739 votes in a special election runoff Tuesday. They ran in District 29 in Bolivar and Sunflower counties.
Hudson will fill the final 3 ½ years of a term started by former Rep. Linda Coleman, a Democrat who had served since 1992. She left the House in March after being sworn in as a circuit judge, a nonpartisan post to which she was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant.
Candidates in special legislative elections run without a party label but usually tell voters their party preference. Hudson is a Democrat.
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