State Rep. Tyrone Ellis, a Democrat from Starkville, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Ellis represents House District 38 which includes parts of Clay, Noxubee, Oktibbeha and Lowndes counties. He has served in the legislature since 1980.
The office of House Speaker Philip Gunn confirmed Ellis suffered the stroke Monday night and was taken to Baptist Hospital in Jackson. His condition was not available.