A pair of Senators are departing the capitol, and Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann is wishing them well on their way out.
Late last week, Senator Sampson Jackson (D) announced his decision to retire after representing District 32 (Kemper, Lauderdale, Noxubee, and Winston) since 1992. Senator Tammy Witherspoon (D) officially submitted her resignation as she begins her term as the Mayor of Magnolia on July 1st. Witherspoon was elected to serve District 38 (Adams, Amite, Pike, Walthall, Wilkinson) in 2016.
“After nearly three decades of service, Senator Jackson has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the legislative process and policy which served his district very well. Senator Witherspoon was equally as dedicated to finding solutions and opportunities for her constituents.
Both Senators had a collegial and congenial nature in the chamber, and oftentimes worked across the aisle on issues aimed at making Mississippi a great place to live and work. We are grateful for their service to our State, and we wish them both well in their respective new roles,” Hosemann said in a statement.
Jackson chaired the Senator Forestry Committee and Witherspoon was the Chairwoman of the Enrolled Bills Committee and Vice Chairwoman of the Housing Committee.