Gov. Bryant sets special election date to replace Moore

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.