Bryant Reacts to Upshaw's Death

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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is reacting to news of the apparent suicide of Representative Jessica Upshaw.

“Deborah and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Rep. Jessica Upshaw," Bryant said in a statement on his website. "I have known Jessica for many years as an unselfish and dedicated public servant. This is a tragic loss for her family and all Mississippians, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.”

Upshaw was 53 and had served as a lawmaker since 2004.

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