Sen. Sampson Jackson resigns
KEMPER COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Mississippi state Sen. Sampson Jackson told Newscenter 11 Thursday that he has resigned his office, with 2 and a half years left in his term.
Jackson has represented District 32, including Kemper, Lauderdale, Noxubee and Winston counties, for 29 years. The 68-year-old said now is the right time for him to retire.
Jackson said his resignation letter went to Gov. Tate Reeves Wednesday. It’s expected the governor will schedule a special election soon to fill the remainder of the term.
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