A special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Democrat Bill Stone of Holly Springs has been set for Nov. 7, The Daily Journal’s Bobby Harrison reports.

Stone represented District 10, which consists of Marshall and Tate counties, for nine years. Last week, he announced he was stepping down to accept the post of manager of the Holly Springs Utility Department.

Legislative special elections are non-partisan with all candidates running on the same ballot with no party identification.

This is the third special election scheduled by Gov. Phil Bryant for Nov. 7 to fill legislative vacancies. In House District 38, Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, who has served in the House since 1980, announced his retirement. In House District 54, Republican Alex Monsour was elected to the Vicksburg City Council.

An election Sept. 12 will fill the House District 102 seat left open when Republican Toby Barker was elected mayor of Hattiesburg.


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