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Blunt calls special eleciton to fill Byrd's seat

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Richard Byrd died in May (UPI file photo)

By KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Governor Matt Blunt on Thursday set a special election for November 8th to fill a state representative seat in Kirkwood.

Republican Richard Byrd held the 94th District House seat until he died in May. He had just returned from the spring session in Jefferson City.

Two other special elections will be held that day, too, in other parts of the state. Voters in the 29th Senate District will choose a replacement for Republican Larry Gene Taylor, of Shell Knob, who died earlier this month.

And voters in the 150th House District will pick a replacement for Democrat Frank Barnitz of Lake Spring, who won a special election to the state Senate in April.

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