Governor Reeves Holds Special Election for House District 37 | Mississippi Politics and Current Affairs

The deadline for qualifying candidates has been set for September 19 and the election will take place on November 8.

Following the tragic death of State Representative Lynn Wright on June 17, 2022, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves called a special election on November 8, 2022 to fill the vacancy in District 37 of the House of Representatives.

This district includes parts of Clay, Lowndes, and Oktibbeha counties.

Wright had served in the Mississippi House of Representatives since October 2020 after winning a special election to replace former state Rep. Gary Chism in District 37.

Wright, a Republican, was a former superintendent of Lowndes County Schools. He was also a teacher, coach and manager. While at the State House, Wright served on the Agriculture, Conservation and Water Resources, Constitution, County Affairs, and Public Utilities committees.

“We were all saddened by the passing of Representative Wright. I pray for his friends and family, during this continued difficult time,” Governor Reeves said. “Whoever is elected in this constituency will undoubtedly have big shoes to fill.”

The deadline for qualifying candidates has been set for September 19, 2022. If no candidate obtains a majority of the votes cast in the special election, a run-off will be held on November 29, 2022.

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