A special election will take place Feb. 20 to replace a lawmaker who retired amid a sexual harassment investigation.
Gov. Phil Bryant announced the election for House District 60, which Bryant formerly held and includes parts of Rankin County.
Former Rep. John Moore, a Republican from Brandon, cited health concerns for his abrupt retirement announcement. Moore underwent heart bypass surgery earlier in the year and missed part of the legislative session while recovering.
A day after Moore retired, Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, told Mississippi Today that his office had received multiple complaints of sexual harassment against Moore.
Special elections are officially nonpartisan. A March 13 runoff will be held if no candidate gets a majority of votes.