Gibbs edges Green in District 72 runoff - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Gibbs edges Green in District 72 runoff

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Unofficial results shows that Debra Gibbs has edged Synarus Green by just a few votes to win the House District 72 runoff election. 

The unofficial results show:

Candidate Votes Percentage
Debra Gibbs 921 51%
Synarus Green 897 49%

In the first election, held August 23, Gibbs and Green ran away from the rest of the field, but the margin between them was less than ten votes.

Late Tuesday Night Green issued the following statement:

"The voters have spoken, and I congratulate our State Representative-Elect Debra Gibbs.  I would like to thank my supporters as well as all of the voters who participated in the election process. My desire to serve the people remains unwavering. I look forward to continuing my public service to the citizens of this district, this state and this nation. Again, thank you for your support and God bless." 

Democratic representative Kimberly Campbell stepped down in May to create the vacancy. District 72 includes parts of north Jackson, Ridgeland and Pocahontas.

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