Willis sworn into new legislative seat

South Mississippi’s newest member of the Mississippi House of Representatives was sworn in Monday.

House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, announced Monday that Rep. Patricia Willis, of Diamondhead, was sworn in in Jackson at 10:30 a.m. Willis won a May 28 non-partisan special election to replace the late Rep. Jessica Upshaw, and will serve as a Republican, as Upshaw did. Willis, 60, is an attorney and also a Waveland city prosecutor.

Sun Herald