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Correction: Mississippi Legislators-Judicial Posts story

November 29, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about Mississippi House members winning judicial posts, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Brad Touchstone of Hattiesburg was elected county and youth court judge in Forrest County. He was elected to that post in Lamar County.

A corrected version of the story is below:

3 members of Mississippi House are elected to judicial posts

Three Mississippi legislators have won judicial posts, so special elections will be held to fill their state House seats

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi legislators have won judicial posts, so special elections will be held to fill their state House seats.

Democratic Rep. Adrienne Wooten of Jackson has been elected as a Hinds County Circuit Court judge. Democratic Rep. Willie Perkins of Greenwood has been elected as a chancery judge in Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Tunica counties. Both won nonpartisan runoff elections Tuesday.

Republican Rep. Brad Touchstone of Hattiesburg won a nonpartisan election Nov. 6 for county and youth court judge in Lamar County.

Judicial terms begin in January.

Gov. Phil Bryant will set special elections to fill the three House seats. Because the election process takes several weeks, winners might serve only briefly during the legislative session that runs from January until early April.

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