Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of August 2014, nine special elections have been scheduled for the Mississippi State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Mississippi State Senate Districts 16 and 28, and Mississippi House of Representatives Districts 5, 11, 36, 55, 59, 96 and 110.

How vacancies are filled


If there is a vacancy in the Mississippi Legislature, a special election is required to fill the vacant seat. The governor must call for an election no later than 30 days after the vacancy happened. After the governor sets the election date, the counties conducting the election must give no less than 45 days notice before the election. All qualifying deadlines are 30 days before the election.[1]

No special election is held if the vacancy happens after June 1st in an election year.[2]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 20
     Republican Party 32
Total 52

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 58
     Republican Party 64
Total 122

Special elections

January 8, 2013



January 15, 2013



February 5, 2013



February 26, 2013



March 12, 2013



March 26, 2013



April 2, 2013



April 16, 2013



May 28, 2013



November 5, 2013



See also

References

  1. State of Missisippi, "Mississippi Code of 1972 Unannotated," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 23-15-851 (1))
  2. State of Mississippi, "Mississippi Code of 1972 Unannotated," accessed May 22, 2014 (Referenced Statute 23-15-851 (2))
  3. Sun Herald, "Powell wins special election for House District 59," January 8, 2013
  4. The Republic, "Bryant sets special election date for House seat vacated by former Rep. Kevin McGee," November 27, 2012
  5. Sun Herald, "4 running in Miss. House election in Rankin County," December 13, 2012
  6. The Republic, "Angela Lairy wins special election to Miss. Senate to replace late father Bennie Turner," January 15, 2013
  7. Clarion Ledger, "Special Election Set For Seat Held By The Late-Sen. Bennie Turner," December 6, 2012
  8. Clarion Ledger, "State Sen. Alice Harden dies at 64," December 6, 2012
  9. Clarion Ledger, "Bryant sets Senate 28 special election," December 18, 2012
  10. Mississippi Secretary of State, " 2013 candidate qualifying list," accessed January 11, 2013
  11. Fox 10tv.com, "Runoff scheduled in Senate District 28," February 6, 2013
  12. Clarion Ledger, "Sollie Norwood Defeats Marshand Crisler In Special Election For State Senate," February 26, 2013
  13. Clarion Ledger, "State Sen. Alice Harden dies at 64," December 6, 2012
  14. Clarion Ledger, "Bryant sets Senate 28 special election," December 18, 2012
  15. Mississippi Secretary of State, " 2013 candidate qualifying list," accessed January 11, 2013
  16. Fox 10tv.com, "Runoff scheduled in Senate District 28," February 6, 2013
  17. The Republic, "Bryant sets March 12 special election for Gibbs' successor in Miss. House, with runoff April 2," January 28, 2013
  18. Clarion Ledger, "Senate D36 candidates qualified," February 13, 2013
  19. SunHerald.com, "2 advance to runoff after House special election," March 12, 2013
  20. SunHerald.com, "5 on ballot in House District 11 election," March 1, 2013
  21. wjtv.com, "2 in runoff in House District 11 election," March 27, 2013
  22. The Republic, "Bryant sets March 12 special election for Gibbs' successor in Miss. House, with runoff April 2," January 28, 2013
  23. Clarion Ledger, "Senate D36 candidates qualified," February 13, 2013
  24. SunHerald.com, "2 advance to runoff after House special election," March 12, 2013
  25. therepublic.com, "Karl Gibbs wins runoff in House District 36 to complete later father's term," April 3, 2013
  26. SunHerald.com, "5 on ballot in House District 11 election," March 1, 2013
  27. wjtv.com, "2 in runoff in House District 11 election," March 27, 2013
  28. therepublic.com, "Lataisha Jackson wins House District 11 runoff in Tate, Panola counties," April 17, 2013
  29. sunherald.com, "Date changed for special election for Upshaw seat," April 4, 2013
  30. sunherald.com, "Three from Diamondhead, one from Gulfport, enter House 95 race," April 29, 2013
  31. sunherald.com, "Willis takes House 95 race in South Mississippi," May 29, 2013
  32. blogs.clarionledger.com, "Bryant sets date for three House special elections," July 22, 2013
  33. sos.ms.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed October 8, 2013
  34. tribtown.com, "Runoffs for 2 Mississippi House seats; Deaton wins Vicksburg-based House post," November 6, 2013
  35. Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed February 21, 2014
  36. blogs.clarionledger.com, "Bryant sets date for three House special elections," July 22, 2013
  37. sos.ms.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed October 8, 2013
  38. tribtown.com, "Runoffs for 2 Mississippi House seats; Deaton wins Vicksburg-based House post," November 6, 2013
  39. Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed February 21, 2014
  40. blogs.clarionledger.com, "Bryant sets date for three House special elections," July 22, 2013
  41. sos.ms.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed October 8, 2013
  42. blog.gulflive.com, "Jeramey Anderson, 21, in runoff with former mayor Aneice Liddell for House 110 seat," November 5, 2013
  43. Mississippi Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed February 21, 2014