The State Board of Election Commissioners has just announced that five candidates have qualified to run in the special election to fill the seat in House District 77.
Cliff Brown, Hayes Patrick, Christopher R. “Chris” Purdum, Cemper Scott, and Price Wallace will face off in the special election set for July 10th.
The seat recently became vacant when Governor Bryant appointed former Representative Andy Gipson as commissioner of agriculture and commerce.
House District 77 encompasses parts of Simpson and Rankin Counties. Statutory members of the State Board includes Governor Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and Attorney General Jim Hood.