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Rep. Tom Miles will not seek reelection in House, aims to become chancery clerk

After holding a seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives for over a decade, Representative Tom Miles of District 75 has announced that he will not be running for reelection in 2023.

Rather, Miles recently explained that he will be seeking the office of Scott County Chancery Clerk.

“I’ve been praying about it for a long time and I felt that’s the way the Lord was leading me to do that so I can continue my service to being someone that’s there for my constituents in their time of need,” Miles stated.

His decision came after the current Scott County Chancery Clerk, Lee Anne Palmer, informed Miles that she would not be running for reelection in the upcoming year as well.

“We have worked together as a team to help a lot of our constituents in our area get mental health services that they need, and drug and alcohol help that they need,” Miles said. “She told me about eight months ago that she was praying about not running. I tried to talk her into running again, but as we went over the past few months, she decided that she would not run.”

Miles added that his announcement was made in an effort to give others enough time to decide if they wanted to run for the position.

“I’ve talked to seven or eight different people that are interested in running for the seat,” Miles said. “It’s the people’s seat. The people, at the end of the day, will have the say of who will be the next representative.”

To see the full interview with Miles, continue watching below.

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