Six candidates are running in a special election to fill a vacant Mississippi House seat in the Delta

Six candidates are running in a special election to fill a vacant Mississippi House seat in the Delta.

Cynthia Blockett, Abe Marshall Hudson Jr., Darryl R. Johnson Sr., Henry Knox, Earl S. Lucas and Dalerick Wesley signed up to run in District 29 in Bolivar and Sunflower counties before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline.

The election is June 7. If a runoff is needed, it will be June 28.

The winner will succeed former Rep. Linda Coleman of Mound Bayou, a Democrat who had served since 1992.

The Republic
5/9/16