OXFORD, MISS– Richard Howorth of Oxford was re-nominated Tuesday for a second term on the TVA Board of Directors.
Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker believe Howorth is the man for the job.
“Richard Howorth, in his first term on the board of directors, has demonstrated an understanding of the TVA, its future and its importance to Mississippi. I appreciate his good service and support his reappointment to serve a new term on the board,” Cochran said.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, of which Wicker is a member, could move on the nomination in September. President Obama submitted Howorth’s nomination to the Senate late Monday. With Senate confirmation, Howorth would serve a term expiring in May 2020.
“This nomination ensures that Mississippi will continue to have a voice in the future of TVA for the next five years,” Wicker said. “Richard has been a steadfast advocate for ratepayers and a supporter of the agency’s economic development projects in North Mississippi. I look forward to the Senate’s swift approval of his nomination.”
Howorth was the mayor of Oxford. As mayor, he was chairman of the authority overseeing the Oxford Electric Department.