Representative John Moore announced his retirement from public office after 22 years of service in the Mississippi House of Representatives to his constituents in Rankin County.
“Earlier this year I had a major health issue that caused me to rethink my ability to continue serving the people of Mississippi in this important position,” said Moore in his letter of resignation.
Moore had a heart surgery this past year and said he is stepping down for his health.
Moore currently serves as Chairman of the House Education Committee. He also serves as a member of the House Committees on Appropriations, Insurance, Judiciary B, Legislative Budget, Rules, and Transportation.
He said that he is most proud of his work on Education in Mississippi.
Governor Phil Bryant will determine when a special election for House District 60 will be held at a later date.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of District 60 in Rankin County for allowing me to represent you for the last 22 years,” Moore said. “I also want to thank my colleagues in the Mississippi House and Senate and all those who I have had an opportunity to work with over the years. It has been the greatest honor of my life.”