District 72 Rep. Kimberly Campbell to resign by end of May


  

House Judiciary B Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, said it has been his honor and privilege to work closely with Campbell for several years.

“As vice chairman of Judiciary B Committee, she has been a tireless voice for victims of domestic abuse, and the aged and the vulnerable,” Gipson said. “And I’m very sad to learn she is leaving the House, but I’m certain she will do a wonderful job in this new role.”

Campbell has been an advocate against domestic violence and crimes against minor children. Also, Campbell has supported fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), the formula used to determine funding for K-12 education, expansion of Medicaid in Mississippi, and funding and support for mental health agencies and medical hospitals to ensure quality care, especially in rural areas.

The lawmaker said she is also proud of her role in helping pass legislation to make it a crime to engage in human sex trafficking.

Once Campbell officially resigns, Gov. Phil Bryant will have to set a special election for the District 72 seat to select a person to serve out Campbell’s term, which ends in 2019.

READ MORE

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s