Billingsley Qualifies To Run In Special Election

Madison Republican Bill Billingsley intends to qualify to run in the special election for the State Senate District 25 seat that has been vacated with Governor Bryant’s appointment of Sen. Will Longwitz to the empty County Judge position in Madison County. The date for the special election has not been announced, but it could be held as early as March 8 in conjunction with the state primary elections.

“My goal all along has been to serve in the Senate starting in 2016, and I will relish the opportunity to continue my efforts toward that goal,” Billingsley said. “I believe the residents of District 25 should have someone with a strong business background in the Senate, and I’ll work hard to earn their votes.”

Billingsley, a former member of the Madison County Republican Party Executive Committee, is an eleven year resident of Madison and is married to the former Stephanie Huggins, daughter of the late Sen. Bunky Huggins from Greenwood. He is the former owner of Gilbert’s Home Health and Hospice, one of Mississippi’s largest home health and hospice providers, and is also an owner of a number of small businesses in the metro area. He was a candidate for the Senate District 25 seat in the Republican primary in 2015.

Bill Billingsley Press Release
1/19/16