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Three qualify for HD 88 special...

Three qualify for HD 88 special election

By: Frank Corder - March 3, 2020

According to the Secretary of State’s candidate qualifying list, three candidates have filed to run in the Mississippi House District 88 special election to replace Ramona Blackledge.

Blackledge, the freshman state representative, resigned just weeks after being sworn after House leadership ruled against collecting legislative pay while also receiving her state retirement through PERS.

Those seeking to fill the HD 88 seat are Jason Dykes, Robin Robinson, and Michael Walker.

Robinson is the wife of former Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton.

The qualifying deadline for this special election was March 2.

The special election was set by Governor Tate Reeves for April 21, with a runoff date of May 12, if needed.

Candidates run without party labels in Mississippi special elections.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: