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How South Miss. legislators voted on resolution to suspend rules, create committee to change flag

Supporters of Mississippi state flag want to see issue brought to a vote
Supporters of Mississippi state flag want to see issue brought to a vote
Updated: Jun. 27, 2020 at 8:55 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi House and Senate both voted on Saturday to suspend rules, allowing for a vote to take place to change the current state flag.

House Concurrent Resolution 79 also includes the creation of a flag committee. The HCR says the new flag cannot contain the Confederate battle emblem and says the flag must include “In God We Trust.”

The vote on HCR 79 was approved by the House on a vote of 84-35.

The State Senate approved HCR 79 by a vote of 36-14.

Below is a break down of how legislators representing South Mississippi voted for HCR 79.

SenatorVotePartyDistrictCounty
Joel CarterYR49Harrison
Dennis DeBarYR43George, Greene, Wayne
Scott DeLanoYR50Harrison
Jeremy EnglandYR51Jackson
Angela Burks HillNR40Marion, Pearl River
John PolkYR44Lamar, Pearl River
Joseph SeymourNR47Jackson, Pearl River, Stone
Mike ThompsonYR48Harrison
Brice WigginsYR52Harrison, Jackson

Sen. Tyler McCaugh, who would have voted nay, announced a pair with Sen. Philip Moran, R, of District 46 representing Hancock and Harrison counties, who would have voted yea.

RepresentativeVotePartyDistrictCounty
Brent AndersonYR112Hancock
Jeramey AndersonYD110Jackson
Manly BartonYR109George, Jackson
Richard BennettYR120Harrison
Charles BusbyYR111Jackson
Carolyn CrawfordNR121Harrison
Casey EureYR116Harrison
Kevin FelsherYR117Harrison
Dale GoodinYR105George, Greene, Perry
Jeffrey GuiceNR114Harrison, Jackson
Greg HaneyNR118Harrison
Timmy LadnerNR93Hancock, Pearl River, Stone
Jay McKnightNR95Harrison, Hancock
Doug McLeodNR107George, Stone
Jansen OwenYR106Pearl River, Lamar
Randall PattersonNR115Harrison
John ReadYR112Jackson
Stacey Hobgood WilkesNR108Pearl River
Sonya Williams-BarnesYD119Pearl River
H.B. “Hank” Zuber IIIYR113Jackson

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