Faulkner wins runoff in House 5 race

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HOLLY SPRINGS – John Gary Faulkner bested Andre R. DeBerry by an unofficial vote total of 1,013 to 862 to win the District 5 seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The post was vacated after incumbent Representative Kelvin Buck defeated DeBerry, then the longtime incumbent Holly Springs mayor, for the mayoral position.

Faulkner will fill the seat when the Legislature convenes in January. House District 5 covers most of Marshall County and part of Benton County.