FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR SETS HOUSE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 23
(JACKSON, Mississippi) - Governor Haley Barbour has called a special election for September 23, 2008, to fill a vacancy in the state House of Representatives due to the recent resignation of Representative Daniel “Danny” Guice, Jr.
Guice, of Ocean Springs, had served in the Legislature since 1984 before he was appointed by the Governor to fill a vacant four-year term on the Mississippi Parole Board. Under Mississippi law, Guice was not allowed to concurrently serve as a member of the House of Representatives and the State Parole Board.
“I appreciate Danny’s distinguished years of service in the Legislature and look forward to his contributions as a member of the Parole Board,” Governor Barbour said.
The special election will be held in House District 114, which includes Harrison and Jackson Counties. If a runoff is necessary, it will be held October 14, 2008.