Mississippi Senate special election

It is official: a former state senator from South Mississippi is now serving as a judge with the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Sean Tindell was sworn into his new position earlier today after resigning from his state Senate seat on Monday.
Tindell has represented District 49 in the Mississippi Senate since 2012. Governor Phil Bryant appointed Tindell to the Court of Appeals to replace David Ishee who was appointed to the state Supreme Court in September. Tindell’s term on the court of appeals begins November 2nd.
Meanwhile, Governor Bryant has set December 19th as the special election date to fill Tindell’s seat which covers part of Harrison County. The qualifying deadline to run is October 30th. A runoff will be held January 9th if no candidate receives a majority of votes on December 19th.

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