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State Representative Wright passed away...

State Representative Wright passed away Friday morning

By: Frank Corder - June 17, 2022

He has represented District 37 since October 2020. Governor Reeves will set a special election to fill the unexpired term.

The news spread quickly Friday morning of State Representative Joseph Lynn Wright’s death.

Wright, 69, has served in the Mississippi House of Representatives since October 2020 after he won a special election to replace former State Representative Gary Chism in District 37.

Wright, a Republican, was a former Superintendent for Lowndes County Schools. He was also a teacher, coach and principal.

During his time in the state House, Wright served on the Agriculture, Conservation and Water Resources, Constitution, County Affairs and Public Utilities Committees.

Governor Tate Reeves will set a special election to fill the unexpired term which ends in January 2024.

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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:
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