Governor Phil Bryant has set a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House. Democratic Representative Kimberly Campbell of Jackson stepped down at the end of May to become state director of AARP. She had been in the House since 2008. District 72 covers parts of Hinds and Madison counties, including parts of north Jackson, Ridgeland and Pocahontas. Bryant's office said Friday that candidates' qualifying deadline is July 25 and the election is August 23. If a runoff is needed, it will be held September 13. Candidates in special elections run without party labels, but they often tell voters their party affiliation. The winner will fill more than three years of a four-year term.
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