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Dates Set To Fill Seat Of Late Representative Lois DeBerry

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A special primary and general election have been scheduled to select a successor for the late Representative Lois DeBerry.

The Memphis Democrat died last month after a nearly five-year bout with pancreatic cancer. She had represented District 91 since 1972.

Governor Bill Haslam issued a writ of election this week that calls for a special primary election in the Memphis district for October 8 and a special general election for November 21.

Candidates have until noon August 29 to file qualifying petitions with the Shelby County Election Commission.

The winner on November 21 will serve the remainder of DeBerry's term until the regular legislative elections in November 2014.

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