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June 4, 2010

GOVERNOR BARBOUR TO FILL DISTRICT ATTORNEY VACANCY

Governor Haley Barbour announced today he has appointed Steven Waldrup as District Attorney for the 21st Circuit Court District effective July 1. Waldrup will replace District Attorney James Powell, who will retire at the end of June. Waldrup will serve in the post until a special election is held and a winner is sworn in.

The 21st Circuit Court District includes Holmes, Humphreys and Yazoo counties. A special election will be held on November 2 to elect a District Attorney to serve the remaining portion of the term. The Governor will issue a Writ of Election in July in accordance with Section 23-15-843 of the Mississippi Code.

“I appreciate Mr. Powell’s dedication to pursuing justice as DA in the 21st District and wish him well in his new endeavors,” Governor Barbour said. “I also thank Mr. Waldrup for his continuing commitment to public service by accepting this appointment.”

Waldrup has served as assistant district attorney for the 21st Circuit Court District since 1999. He previously was Judge Pro Tem for the city of Madison and had a law practice in Jackson. He also worked as an attorney at Abraham and Associates in Greenwood.

Waldrup graduated from the University of Mississippi with his bachelor’s degree and a law degree.