2020 Legislative Update
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 | Week 2
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Former Legislator, Tommy Taylor, named interim Corrections Commissioner
Governor Tate Reeves has named the interim commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC).
Reeves announced the appointment of Tommy Taylor, who is closing out his duties as Boyle’s mayor to begin serving as interim commissioner right away. 

Mississippi Delta Tornadoes
Thanks to all those that assisted in helping many Mississippi Delta residents who were without power last weekend. As the PHOTOS will show, it was quite a disaster. The National Weather Service in Jackson has confirmed four tornadoes touched down during this past weekend in Bolivar and Sunflower Counties.

Photos of the Week
Here, I am photographed with UMC Psychiatric Residents. It includes (from left to right) Dr. Yolanda Ross, Dr. Finn Perkins, Dr. Sovanarak Lek, Dr. Jennie Katherine Ellis, Dr. Cesar Cardenas and Dr. Hunter McLendon. Thank you for taking the time to tell me about the fascinating work you are engaged in.
I am so proud of the students from Bolivar County that participated in the Epsilon Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 24th MLK oratorical breakfast in Clarksdale, MS. Semaj Daniels (Northside High School), Nathan White (Shaw High School), and Zamira Jones (Cleveland Central High School) competed with other kids from around the Mississippi Delta for scholarship money for college. CLICK HERE for more photos.
Shorlone Green is a Bolivar County native who lives in Renova, Mississippi. She was a stellar basketball player at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi where she helped win a National Championship. This weekend, she had a birthday bash that I got to attend. I was glad I got to enjoy my constituents while at home.
After Governor Tate Reeves was sworn in last week, Senator Sarita Simmons, Representative Otis Anthony, Representative Tracey Rosebud, and Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons got a chance to discuss some items of importance to the Mississippi Delta Region. I am excited about working with each of them this legislative session.
In this photo, Representative Lataisha Jackson and I were walking to our vehicles after gaveling out of session for the day. She represents both Panola and Tate counties.
Chrissy, Carmen, Pam, and I were all in attendance at the Governor's Ball. While in Jackson, it’s always good to see folks from Bolivar County while simultaneously meeting new acquaintances that can help me with the work I am executing in the Mississippi Delta (Bolivar and Sunflower Counties).
Senator Derrick T. Simmons and Attorney Trey Hairston are always full of positive energy. I value and appreciate the work that each of them put into improving Mississippi.
While attending the Audubon Mississippi reception, I met Dr. Jason Hoeksema. He is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Mississippi, where he conducts research on the ecology and evolution of trees and symbiotic fungi, and teaches courses in Ornithology, Mycology, Statistics, and Microbiology. He is also board member for Delta Wind Birds . Thanks for your work in helping to maintain natural habitats.
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