Special election set Sept. 23 for Guice’s seat

Published 5:13 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A special election to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Representative Daniel “Danny” Guice Junior of Ocean Springs is scheduled September 23.

Governor Haley Barbour announced the special election Monday.

Guice served in the Legislature since 1984 before he was appointed by Barbour 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, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

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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.