Barbour announces special election for three House seats

Gov. Haley Barbour announced a special election to fill three vacant House of Representatives’ seats.

The election is for Aug. 30, to fill vacancies created by the retirement of Charles “Charlie” W. Capps, Jr., the resignation of Joe Taylor, and the retirement of David L. Green.

The lawmakers respectively represented District 28 – Bolivar, Sunflower, and Washington Counties; District 86 – Clarke, Perry and Wayne Counties; and District 96 – Adams, Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties.

“Whenever a vacancy occurs, it becomes my duty to issue a Writ of Election,” Barbour said. “Voters in these districts need to be alerted to this special election and fill these three posts before the Legislature reconvenes.”

Sun Herald
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