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Bryant names Madison state senator to county court judgeship



JACKSON — A special election to the state Senate is coming after Gov. Phil Bryant named state Sen. Will Longwitz, a Madison Republican, to become a county court judge in Madison County.

The appointment, announced Tuesday, is effective Wednesday.

The move creates a vacancy in state Senate District 25, which covers parts of Madison and Hinds counties. Bryant says he’ll soon set a special election to fill the Senate post.

The county court judgeship became vacant when Steve Ratcliff was elected to a circuit court judgeship in a district including Madison and Rankin counties.

Longwitz lost a nonpartisan runoff election in 2010 to Ratcliff for the county court post. He was then elected to the Senate in 2011.


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