HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Voters elected a new House District 102 representative on Tuesday night.
Missy McGee won the race with 68 percent of the vote. McGee faced Kathryn Rehner in the run-off after neither of them were able to get 50 percent of the vote in the September special election.
"I am so honored and humbled by the folks of District 102 to have shown the confidence in me to elect me into this position, this is my home district, and I am just really honored to be able to serve my hometown in this capacity," McGee said following the victory.
McGee has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and taught there for a short time. She also worked for three years as a legislative aid to former Sen. Trent Lott and worked at her family's business, Warren Paving, Inc.
"Well we have said all throughout the campaign that we wanted to be an advocate for the things that make us strong, our universities, our healthcare community, our small businesses," McGee said. "We know we have challenges that we need to face and so, I want to be a fighter for the things that we need to address, and work hard for those things as well."
McGee will start at her new position as a representative once the 2018 legislative session begins.