- Associated Press - Friday, October 13, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House of Representatives has gained a new member.

Republican Missy McGee of Hattiesburg took the oath of office Friday to represent District 102 in Forrest and Lamar counties.

She won an Oct. 3 special election to succeed former Rep. Toby Barker, who left the House to become mayor of Hattiesburg. McGee will serve the rest of the term that expires in January 2020.


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Barker served in the House as a Republican but ran for mayor as an independent.

McGee serves on the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation board of directors. She is also a member of Leadership Pinebelt, the Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary and the Forrest General Hospital Foundation.



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