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Voters in HD 119 deciding between...

Voters in HD 119 deciding between Hulum, Fredricks in today’s special election

By: Frank Corder - July 19, 2022

The special election was necessitated by the resignation of former State Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes.

Today, voters in Mississippi House District 119 will choose a new state representative.

Jeffrey Hulum and Gary Fredericks are running to fill the vacant seat left by now former State Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes, a Democrat, when she resigned in May to work for the Southern Poverty Law Center as the new Policy Director.

READ MORE: State Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes resigns from Mississippi Legislature

Special election candidates do not run with a party affiliation. However, it is widely believed whichever candidate wins today will caucus with House Democrats come January 2023.

You can learn more about each candidate by watching their campaign social media ads linked below or by clicking on their name to be directed to each campaign Facebook page.

Jeffrey Hulum

Gary Fredericks

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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. 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: