Special election set for Nov. 7

Published 10:16 am Friday, July 21, 2017

The special election to fill South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour’s District 54 House seat is Nov. 7, according to information from Gov. Phil Bryant’s office.

The date is the same date set for special elections by the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office. The election is non-partisan, and all candidates must qualify with the Secretary of State.

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Qualifying begins in August and ends Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.

Monsour defeated Willis Thompson in the July 6 municipal elections to win the South Ward seat.

He resigned his seat July 7 after receiving an attorney general’s opinion that he could not serve in the House and on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen because aldermen has administrative duties under the city’s special charter.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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