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Gov. Bryant on Rep. Upshaw's death

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Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R), Source: Mississippi Legislature website Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R), Source: Mississippi Legislature website
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement Sunday about the sudden death of Representative Jessica Upshaw.

Upshaw, 53, was found dead Sunday at a house in Mendenhall.

"Deborah and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Rep. Jessica Upshaw. I have known Jessica for many years as an unselfish and dedicated public servant. This is a tragic loss for her family and all Mississippians, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time," Governor Bryant said.

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn also released a statement on Upshaw's death.

Gunn said, "Once again this Session, the House has been touched by tragedy".

"Representative Jessica Upshaw was an outstanding legislator and friend. She was one of the brightest and most competent members of the House. Our hearts break for her family, and our prayers go out to them during this tragic time," Gunn added.

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