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Mississippi House District 23 special election set for Tuesday

By: Sarah Ulmer - January 9, 2023

Voters in North Mississippi will head to the polls to elect a new state representative.

Resident in Mississippi House District 23, which covers portions of Calhoun, Grenada, Lafayette, and Webster Counties, will elect a new member to the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The district was previously represented by State Representative Jim Beckett, a Republican, who resigned following his appointed as the Executive Director for the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff in September by Governor Tate Reeves.

“Every vote matters and tomorrow’s Special Election is no different. I encourage all eligible voters for House District 23 to get out and vote to make sure your voices are heard,” said Secretary of State Michael Watson.

Governor Reeves set the special election for House District 23 in October. The qualifying date ended November 21, 2022, and the election is January 10th. If necessary, a runoff election will be held on January 31st.

Three individuals have qualified to run in the election – Perry Van Bailey, Andy Clark and Andy Steep.

All special elections in Mississippi are non-partisan, meaning candidates do not run under a political party label.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: