- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Four candidates are running in a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House.

Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday in District 72 in parts of Hinds and Madison counties.

The candidates are A. Shae Buchanon-Williams, a Marine Corps veteran; Debra Gibbs, an attorney and former member of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission; Synarus Green, director of policy and intergovernmental affairs for the city of Jackson; and Theresa G. Kennedy, a businesswoman and credit analyst.

Democratic Rep. Kimberly Campbell of Jackson stepped down in May to become state director of AARP. She had been in the House since 2008. The winner will fill the final three years of a term she started.

A runoff, if needed, will be Sept. 13.

Special-election candidates run without party labels.

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