Shelby County set to temporarily fill House seat vacated by Mark Lovell

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Board of Commissioners set a date to temporarily fill Mark Lovell's vacated House of Representatives seat.

Lovell resigned his seat in the House of Representatives in February amid allegations of misconduct.

Shelby County Board of Commissioners will appoint a replacement to fill Lovell's seat until a special election can be held.

The Board is accepting applications for those interested in being appointed to the position. The applications will be available March 21-27.

Interviews will be scheduled for March 29 and the appointment for the vacant position will be held April 3 during the regularly scheduled County Commission business meeting.

There will still need to be a special election held to permanently fill the seat for the rest of Lovell's term in office. The date for that special election has not been scheduled yet.

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