The winner of a recent special election has been sworn into the Mississippi House of Representatives. On Monday, April 8th, Representative Kent McCarty of Lamar County took the oath of office and was sworn in by Speaker of the House Philip Gunn to serve House District 101 in Lamar County.
He succeeds former Republican Representative Brad Touchstone who stepped down to serve as a Lamar County Judge. However, with the legislative session having already ended, McCarty may not get to cast a single vote unless the Governor calls for a special session which is unlikely this year.
The Freshman Representative is set to run for re-election in the Republican August Primary alongside the same four candidates from the special election field. The candidates include Gary L. Crist, Representative Kent McCarty, Steven Utroska, Daniel Waide, and Andrew Waites.
Today at the Capitol, Representative @KentMcCarty was sworn in by Speaker @PhilipGunnMS. McCarty (District 101) was surrounded by family and friends as he took the oath of office. Welcome, Rep. McCarty! #msleg pic.twitter.com/DEZSEiAXYT
— Mississippi House of Representatives (@MSHouseOfRep) April 8, 2019