By Edelia “Dr. Jay” Carthan,
Jackson City Councilman DeKeither Stamps was sworn in as Representative Stamps for District 66, October 16, representing parts of Hinds County. He was sworn in at 10:30 a.m. in the House Chambers.
The ceremony was attended by family, friends, members of the Legislature as well as members of the Jackson City Council and community members. Attendees wore mask and practiced social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stamps, who is a City Council Representative for Ward 4, is one of a few elected officials that currently holds two elected positions. He was sworn in after winning the special election run-off race for House District 66.
Stamps is replacing Rep. Jarvis Dortch, who resigned in July to serve as the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi.
The new session for the Mississippi Legislature is scheduled to convene January 5, 2021.