Tuesday, District 54 will have a new representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Kevin Ford and Dr. Randy Easterling will face off in a runoff election to fill the unexpired term of former representative Alex Monsour who resigned in June after being elected South Ward Alderman in Vicksburg.
District 54 covers part of Vicksburg and the northern and eastern areas of Warren County, and a portion of the northwest part of the county as well as Yazoo and Issaquena counties.
Ford and Easterling advanced to a runoff after no candidate received at least 50 percent of the vote in the special election Nov. 6. Joe Bonelli finished third in the race and didn’t advance to the runoff.
Incomplete and unofficial returns showed Ford finished first in the three-candidate race with 923 votes, or about 36.5 percent of the total 2,523 votes cast, to 837 votes, or about 33.1 percent, for Easterling.