Bryant moves election to fill House seat left vacant by suicide
Published: April 5,2013
Tags: death, elect, election, executive, governor, lawmaker, legislative, legislator, Legislature, political campaign, politician, Politics, special election, state government, suicide, vote, voter, Voting
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gov. Phil Bryant has pushed back the date of a special election to fill a House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Jessica Upshaw.
Bryant yesterday changed the District 95 election to May 28. If a runoff is necessary, it’ll be June 18.
Candidates’ new qualifying deadline is April 29.
Everything is two weeks later than the dates Bryant originally announced Wednesday.
District 95 covers parts of Harrison and Hancock counties.
Bryant’s office said the dates were changed because of concern over confusion with municipal elections, which are scheduled for the original runoff date.
Upshaw was a Republican from Diamondhead, first elected in November 2003. She was found dead March 24. Authorities say she appears to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Voters to decide whether hunting, fishing is constitutional right
- Dak Prescott's autograph fetches a pretty penny
- Butler Snow names Crockoft new office director
- Grand juries charge seven with election violations
- DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”
- Farm theft investigation recovers $200K in stolen equipment
- Gulf oil and gas leases to go up for sale in March
- MISSISSIPPI RISING: Time to sell the image
- C Spire wins national award, cash prize for marketing analytics