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“I Don’t Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up”: Martinson Announces She Won’t Run Again

MADISON, Miss.–After 23 years in the Mississippi House, Rep. Rita MArtinson (R-Dist. 58) announced Thursday that she will not run again. That means her 24th year will be her last in the state legislature.

“You have to know when it’s time to stop and when it’s time to keep on,” she said on the Gallo Radio Show. “I think it’s time for me to move to some other areas of interest. I don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up,” she said, tongue-in-cheek.

Martinson has been instrumental in pushing entertainment as an industry in the state. In her primary county of Madison, she has seen the film industry go up and down. Right now, it’s on the upswing, with some Hollywood level films like “As I Lay Dying”, and “The Hollars”, having filmed there in the past year, plus numerous other films with smaller budgets.

“The people of the district have been so good to me and I’ve enjoyed the support.”

Martinson said she will not support any particular candidate.

“I think it’s fair for the district to choose who they like, and I don’t want to add any kind of pressure whatsoever.

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