Election to held for House seat left vacant by suicide
Published: April 4,2013
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Phil Bryant has set a special election to fill a House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Jessica Upshaw.
The election is May 14 in District 95, covering parts of Harrison and Hancock counties. A runoff, if necessary, will be June 4.
The qualifying deadline is April 15, and candidates run without party labels in special elections.
Upshaw was a Republican from Diamondhead. She was first elected in November 2003.
She was found dead March 24 at the Mendenhall home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry. Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis says Upshaw had what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments
- Realtors chooses Nita Wingard
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate
- Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan
- Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk
- MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games
- Ford Foundation gives to UM for new science building
- Kemper County plant will cost at least another $496M to complete