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Hulum wins HD 119 special election

Hulum wins HD 119 special election

By: Frank Corder - July 20, 2022

He will replace Sonya Williams-Barnes in representing the South Mississippi district in the House.

Jeffrey Hulum will be the new State Representative for Mississippi House District 119.

Hulum defeated Gary Fredericks in Tuesday’s special election, winning with 68% of the vote.  He will replace Sonya Williams-Barnes who resigned to take a position with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Once election results have been certified, Hulum will be sworn in to serve out the unexpired term which ends in January 2024.  It is assumed he will run for re-election in the 2023 state elections.

Hulum is a 1995 graduate of Gulfport High School and a retired Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army.  He is the founder and CEO of Extend a Hand, Help a Friend, a local non-profit. His campaign platform included an emphasis on education, funding preventative healthcare, infrastructure upgrades, expanding recreational opportunities, and equity and justice.

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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: