Gov. Haley Barbour has set a June 9 special election to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Rep. Charles L. Young, Sr., of Meridian.
Young, a longtime Mississippi Democrat, civil-rights activist and president of a company that manufactures black hair-care products, died Wednesday at a Meridian hospital. He was 77.
Barbour said Thursday in a news release that the special election will be held in House District 82, which covers part of Lauderdale County. The qualifying deadline for the election will be May 10. If a runoff is necessary, it will be held June 30.
Young died at Rush Hospital in Meridian after a suffering a heart attack during a physical therapy session.
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