U.S. Rep Alan Nunnelee died on February 6th vacating the 1st Congressional District seat. The Governor must call for a special election to fill the seat within 60 days of the vacancy and the special election must be held no sooner than 60 days of the call per MS Code § 23-15-853.
As a strongly Republican area of the state, the office is expected to go to a Republican candidate. The most compelling Democrats, PSC Commissioner Brandon Presley and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton, have both indicated they are not interested.
For More Information:
- Rep. Alan Nunnelee Dies at Age 56
- Chris McDaniel Looks to Play in Mississippi Special Election
- In Mississippi’s first congressional district special election, time becomes the real issue
- MS Code § 23-15-853: Special elections to fill vacancies in representation in Congress