Son wins special election to fill late father’s House seat
Published: April 3,2013
Tags: death, died, elect, election, lawmaker, legialature, legislative, legislator, lelected official, political campaign, politician, Politics, poll, public official, special election, state government, vote, voter, Voting
EAST MISSISSIPPI — Karl Gibbs will be filling the remaining three years of the House District 36 seat for his late father, Rep. David Gibbs.
Complete but unofficial returns show Gibbs received 57 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s special election over Eddie Longstreet.
House District 36 includes parts of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe counties.
The seat was left vacant by the Jan. 13 death of Democratic Rep. David Gibbs, who had served since 1993.
Candidates in special elections run without party labels.
Karl Gibbs will serve out the current four-year term, which ends in January 2016.
He will be joining the Legislature in the final week of the 2013 session.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Investigators find massive Ag Museum fire was an accident
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- Prison-contract task force working in wake of Epps' indictment
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma
- Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow
- BILL CRAWFORD: Bryant’s tax cut won’t stop spending growth
- Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player
- Court hits David Watkins with $600,000 order over Retro Metro issues