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Governor sets elections to fill seats left by mayors

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 ...

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Bryant moves election to fill House seat left vacant by suicide

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 ...

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Son wins special election to fill late father's House seat

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 ...

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Special election runoff required for vacant House seat

PANOLA COUNTY and TATE COUNTY — A run-off election will be April 16 between House District 11 candidates Anderson Boothe and Lataisha Jackson. Jackson and Boothe were the top two vote getters in Tuesday’s special election to fill the unexpired term of late state Rep. Joe Gardner. Other candidates were Marshall Bartlett and Ederic Kerney. Gardner, a Democrat from Batesville, ...

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Five candidates seek Gardner's vacant House seat

PANOLA COUNTY and TATE COUNTY — Five candidates were running in a special election today in House District 11 to complete the term of the late state Rep. Joe C. Gardner. Gardner, a Democrat from Batesville, died in February. He had been a member of the Mississippi House since 2007. He represented District 11, which includes parts of Panola and ...

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Six candidates running for Gibbs' old seat in House

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Six candidates are running in today’s special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. House District 36 encompasses 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. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If nobody ...

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Norwood wins special election to fill Harden's Senate seat

JACKSON — Former Jackson Public Schools school board member Sollie B. Norwood has defeated former Jackson city councilman Marshand Crisler in a runoff to complete the term of the late state Sen. Sen. Alice Harden. Harden, a Democrat from Jackson, died in December. Complete, but unofficial returns showed Norwood with 54 percent of the vote. He expects to be sworn ...

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Daughter of late state lawmaker sworn into Senate

WEST POINT — The newest member of the Mississippi Senate was sworn into office today. Democrat Angela Turner of West Point won a Jan. 15 special election to succeed her father, the late Sen. Bennie Turner. District 16 covers all of Clay County and parts of Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties. Bennie Turner served 20 years in the Senate before ...

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State Rep. Gibbs dies of cancer at 76

TUPELO — State Rep. David Gibbs, recalled by colleagues as a common-sense lawmaker who preferred to keep a low profile and make things happen behind the scenes, died yesterday. He was 76. Gibbs, who had cancer, died about 5 a.m. yesterday, said Rep. Kenny Wayne Jones, D-Canton, chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus. He had been hospitalized at Northeast Mississippi ...

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Powell wins House seat; nine to vie for Senate post

BRANDON and HINDS COUNTY —Brent Powell has been elected to the Mississippi Legislature during a special House election. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Brandon Republican garnered more than 51 percent of the vote. He avoids a Jan. 29 runoff election. Powell faced Republicans Bradley Lum and Scot Allen, and independent Benny L. Hubbard. They were vying for the seat left by ...

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