Special Election for House District 1 Announced

Gov. Bryant announced a special election will take place May 12th to fill the 1st Congressional District seat that has been open since Rep. Alan Nunnelee’s death on February 6th. The winner of the special election will serve the remainder of the 2-year term which will end in 2017.

State Rep. Chris Brown has said he will run. Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, businessman Quentin Whitwell, and attorney Chip Mills have expressed interest. Travis Childers, who formerly held the seat from 2008-2011, has yet to make an announcement. March 27th is the qualifying deadline.

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Pro-life bill passes in the House

A bill that would allow a person to sue for the wrongful death of an unborn child under Mississippi’s wrongful death statute has passed in the House.

House Bill 1338 states, “Whenever the death of any person or of any unborn child shall be caused by any real, wrongful or negligent act or omission, or by such unsafe machinery, way or appliances as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured or damaged thereby to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, or whenever the death of any person or of any unborn.”

House Bill 1338 was filed by Rep. Chris Brown of Aberdeen and passed 78-37. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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