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2 of 4 special elections set for Mississippi House vacancies


Toby Barker, left, and Tyrone Ellis

Toby Barker, left, and Tyrone Ellis



The Associated Press



HATTIESBURG -- Nonpartisan special elections are set for two of the four vacancies in the Mississippi House. 


Three people are running July 25 in District 108 in Pearl River County to succeed Republican Mark Formby of Picayune. He's now on the Workers Compensation Commission. 


Republican Toby Barker left the District 102 House seat, in Forrest and Lamar counties, to be Hattiesburg mayor as an independent. Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday set July 24 as candidates' qualifying date, Sept. 12 as the election and Oct. 3 as the runoff. 


Bryant will set elections to replace Democrat Tyrone Ellis of Starkville, who retired; and Republican Rep. Alex Monsour, who left to become a Vicksburg alderman. 


Ellis' District 38 is in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha. 


Monsour's District 54 is in Issaquena, Warren and Yazoo counties.




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