Diamondhead attorney wins election for vacant House seat
by Associated Press
Published: May 29,2013
DIAMONDHEAD — Gulf Coast attorney Patricia Willis has won the state House of Representatives District 95 special election.
Complete, but unofficial, returns show Willis received 52.4 percent of the vote in yesterday’s election to defeat three other candidates.
The 60-year-old Willis, from Diamondhead, is an attorney and Waveland city prosecutor.
House District 95 includes parts of Harrison and Hancock counties.
Others on the ballot were Grant Bower, Tommy Ballard and Sherri Carr Bevis.
Willis succeeds the late Rep. Jessica Upshaw. Upshaw was found dead March 24 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home in Mendenhall.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Study: Mississippi has highest sales tax rate in U.S.
- Prescription for success — Transcript Pharmacy continues fast growth
- New law on taxing methods hailed as big win for businesses
- Panther Creek megasite — Putting a value proposition out there
- Panther Creek's location in medical industry zone boosts bio-med prospects
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- MSU researchers develop timber-management software
- Counties ‘hoping to get it right’ as they await Tuscaloosa Marine shale boom
- News The Way You Want It!