Two special elections will be held Tuesday in North Carolina to fill the state’s vacant U.S. House seats — one in North Carolina’s 3rd District, the other in the 9th District.
The 3rd District seat became vacant in February, when Rep. Walter Jones (R) died at age 76. He had represented the state since 1995; his father, Walter B. Jones Sr., was a House member from North Carolina from 1966 until his death in 1992.
Greg Murphy, a representative in the state’s General Assembly, won the Republican nomination for the seat after a runoff in July
. Murphy will face Democratic nominee Allen Thomas, the former mayor of Greenville.