Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Governor Bryant Sets Special Election Date for 1st Congressional District

Gov. Phil Bryant today issued a Writ of Election, setting May 12 as the special election date to fill the seat left vacant in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District by the passing of U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee on Feb. 6.

“Alan Nunnelee served the people of Mississippi with integrity and distinction,” Gov. Bryant said. “We will remember him and miss him long past this election.”

The qualifying deadline for candidates is 5 p.m. on March 27.

If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast in the special election, a runoff election will be held June 2.