Albert Butler inaugurated to Mississippi Senate

Published 11:34 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2010

JACKSON (AP) — Democrat Albert Butler of Port Gibson was sworn in Tuesday to the Mississippi Senate.

Butler has been a Claiborne County supervisor and won a special Senate election last week. He fills a seat that’s been vacant since December, when Republican Gov. Haley Barbour chose Democratic Sen. Vincent Davis of Fayette to become a chancery judge.

Nearly two years remain in the current four-year Senate term. The three-month legislative session is set to end in early April.

Butler’s district includes all of Claiborne and Jefferson counties and parts of Copiah and Hinds counties.