Jackson attorney Gibbs wins Mississippi House election

Debra Gibbs
Debra Gibbs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Attorney Debra Gibbs has won a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Mississippi House.

Gibbs received 921 votes and Synarus Green received 897 Tuesday in House District 72 in parts of Hinds and Madison counties.

Special-election candidates run without party labels, but both are Democrats. Both live in Jackson.

Gibbs will fill more than three years of a four-year term started by Democrat Kimberly Campbell of Jackson.

Campbell had served in the House since 2008 and stepped down in May to become state director of the AARP.

Gibbs is an attorney and previously served on the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Green is director of policy and intergovernmental affairs for the city of Jackson.

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