Replacing Wayne Wallingford in the Missouri House

Wayne Wallingford, right, begins today as the new director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. Gov. Mike Parson's office said a decision has not been made about the process of replacing the former state lawmaker from Cape Girardeau, whose 147th District seat in the Missouri House is vacant.
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The office of Gov. Mike Parson told the Southeast Missourian late last week a decision has not been made about the process to fill the legislative seat left by ex-state Rep. Wayne Wallingford of Cape Girardeau (R-147), who today became the director of the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Parson could call for a special election but Wallingford said a more likely course is allowing the seat to remain vacant until the 2022 election.

Wallingford said a legislative aide in his former office in Jefferson City will be able to answer constituent questions in the interim.

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