- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A special election will be held in two Delta counties in June to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House.

Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday set the election in District 29 in Bolivar and Sunflower counties.

Candidates’ qualifying deadline is May 9. The election is June 7. If a runoff is needed, it will be June 28.

The winner will succeed former Rep. Linda Coleman of Mound Bayou, a Democrat who had served since 1992. She left the House last week after being sworn in as a circuit judge - a nonpartisan post to which she was appointed by the governor.

Candidates in special legislative elections run without a party label but often tell voters their party preference.

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