Neshoba County, Miss.
State Sen. Giles Ward, a Republican from Louisville, has announced he will not seek a third term in state Senate.
Ward made the announcement Wednesday in a speech at the Neshoba County Fair.
The 66-year-old Ward represents Senate District 18 which is comprised of all of Leake and Neshoba counties and a part of Winston County.
Ward is chairman of the Senate Wildlife Committee. He was elected to the Senate in 2007 after having served five terms as a member of the Louisville Board of Alderman. He was re-elected in 2011.
Before his election to the Senate, Ward worked 33 years as a regional manager with Georgia-Pacific Corporation.