JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The State Board of Election Commissioners approved the candidates for the special election in Senate District 16.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's office on Tuesday announced two people had qualified for the election.
They are Angela Turner Lairy and Kenny Fowler, both of West Point.
Senate District 16 includes parts of Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties.
The special election will be held on January 15th.
The winner will serve out the term of Bennie Turner, who passed away earlier this month.