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Two Writs of Election Issued for Vacant Legislature Seats

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Nov. 23, 2010:

Writs of Election Issued for State Senate District 18 and House District 98

NASHVILLE – Governor Bredesen today announced that he has issued two Writs of Election to fill the vacancies in the Office of State Senator for District 18 and the Office of State Representative for District 98. The vacancies were created by the resignation of Senator Diane Black of Sumner County and the death of Representative Ulysses Jones, Jr. of Shelby County.

The Writs direct the Sumner and Robertson County Election Commissions to hold Democratic and Republican primary elections to fill the vacancy in the Office of State Senator, District 18 on Thursday, January 20, 2011, and also direct the Shelby County Election Commission to hold Democratic and Republican primary elections to fill the vacancy in the Office of State Representative, District 98 on the same day. The general election for both vacancies will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

The Writs of Election are issued in accordance with Article II, Section 15, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee and Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-14-202.

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Services for Rep. Ulysses Jones Jr. to be Held Sunday and Monday

Press Release from House Democratic Leader Gary Odom; Nov. 12, 2010:

House Democratic Leader Gary Odom (D-Nashville) on Home Going Services for Representative Ulysses Jones Jr.:

“A celebration of the life of State Representative Ulysses Jones will be held on Monday, November 14 in Memphis. Representative John DeBerry has released the following schedule for the Services:

Home Going Services for State Representative Ulysses Jones Jr.

Wake/Visitation
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Middle Baptist Church
4982 Knight Arnold Road
(901) 332-4799
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitation
Monday, November 15, 2010
Hope Presbyterian: 8500 Walnut Grove
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Funeral Service
Monday, November 15, 2010
Hope Presbyterian: 8500 Walnut Grove
12 p.m.

Representative Ulysses Jones Jr. served his district and the State of Tennessee in an honorable and effective manner for the past twenty four years. Ulysses and I were both elected in the 1986 legislative class and he will be greatly missed. He was a great public servant and a true pleasure to be around. I know that this will be a great celebration of the life of the man, the legislator, the father and friend.”