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Kathy Sykes
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Candidate for
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 70
Elections and appointments
Last electionFebruary 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Kathy Sykes is a 2015 Democratic candidate for District 70 of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Sykes was a 2013 candidate for District 28 of the Mississippi State Senate. Special election candidates run without party labels.[1]



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Sykes ran in the special election for District 28 of the Mississippi State Senate. The seat was vacant following Alice Harden's (D) death on December 6, 2012. Sykes lost against Cindy Ayers-Elliott, Tamarra Grace Butler, Marshand Crisler, Sollie B. Norwood, Antonio Porter, James "Jimmy" Stewart, Tommy L. Wallace, II and Cassanda Welchlin in the special election on February 5, 2013. Candidates had until January 7 to file. Special elections in Mississippi are nonpartisan. As no candidate took over 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Crisler and Norwood - proceeded to a runoff.[3][4][1][5][6]

Mississippi State Senate, District 28, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngMarshand Crisler 25.6% 775
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngSollie Norwood 22.3% 675
     Independent Cindy Ayers-Elliott 3.9% 119
     Independent Tamarra Grace Butler 21.6% 652
     Independent Antonio Porter 0.5% 15
     Independent James "Jimmy" Stewart 5.4% 162
     Independent Kathy L. Sykes 4.5% 136
     Independent Tommy L. Wallace, II 6.8% 204
     Independent Cassanda Welchlin 9.4% 284
Total Votes 3,022

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