12 candidates run for 2 House seats in special election

Twelve candidates are running in a special election to replace two House Representative. Eight candidates will be on the ballot for House District 31 and four candidates for House District 85.

House District 31 includes Bolivar, Humphreys, Sunflower, and Washington counties while House District 85 covers portions of Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, and Warren Counties.

The special elections come after Representatives Sara Richardson Thomas (HD 31) and America “Cuck” Middleton (HD 85) announced their retirement after each serving in the House for over 20 years.

The special election will be held on General Election Day, November 6th, 2018 and runoffs will take place on November 27th.

The candidates for HD 31 are Otis L. Anthony, Barbara Rose Brooks, Shannon D. Brown, B.C. Hammond, Carolyn Steele Johnson, Jeanette Knighten-Washington, Ada M. Lindsey, and Charles Modley.

Candidates for HD 85 are JoAnn Collins-Smith, Tyler K. Doss, Jeffery Harness, and Maurice Hudson.