Harrison – Legislature encounters early shake-up

JACKSON – Even though the current four-year legislative term is still in its early stages, there is already significant upheaval occurring in the Mississippi House and Senate.

There will be at least four new members of the 174-member Legislature sworn in at some point during the upcoming 2013 session.

On Tuesday, two new members were selected in special elections. And in the coming weeks, voters in Senate District 16 will go to the polls to fill the vacancy left by Tuesday’s death of incumbent Bennie Turner, D-West Point, and voters in House District 59 will select a replacement for Kevin McGee, R-Brandon, who resigned as part of an agreement with the state Ethics Commission after his family business did work for the state.

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