/Middleton resigns from Mississippi House after more than 20 years

Middleton resigns from Mississippi House after more than 20 years

Middleton, age 58, announced Friday that he was retiring. Middleton stated in a press release that he wanted to thank District 85 residents for giving him the chance to serve them so long. Middleton was elected to the office in 1995. Philip Gunn, House Speaker, said that Chuck Middleton was a man of integrity, honesty and great conviction. “I consider him a dear friend and he will greatly missed as a Mississippi House of Representatives member.” Middleton and Sara Richardson Thomas (D-Indianola), were members of the Legislative Black Caucus. Andy Gipson (R-Braxton) resigned this year after he was named commissioner of agriculture and commerce. Phil Bryant. Already, the governor has announced that a special election will be held to fill Middleton’s seat. This includes portions of Claiborne and Franklin counties, Jefferson, Jefferson, and Warren counties in southwest Mississippi. The special election date will be Nov. 6, the same date as the regular election. September 17th is the deadline for qualifying for the special election. Sept. 17th is the deadline to qualify for the special election.