Governor sets elections to fill seats left by mayors
by Associated Press
Published: July 22,2013
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AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant has set elections to fill three House seats vacated when incumbents were elected as mayors.
Bryant set Nov. 5 as the special election date in Districts 5, 55 and 110.
Qualifying for the nonpartisan elections closes Oct. 7. If candidates don’t win majorities on Nov. 5, runoffs would be Nov. 26.
District 5, covering parts of Benton and Marshall counties, had been represented by Democrat Kelvin Buck. He became mayor of Holly Springs after nine years in the House.
Democrat George Flaggs had represented Warren County’s District 55. Flaggs became mayor of Vicksburg after 25 years in the House.
District 110, covering part of Jackson County, had been represented by Democrat Billy Broomfield. He became mayor of Moss Point after 22 years in the House.
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