Tate to seek Senate post

Jeff Tate (Source: WTOK-TV)

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A local businessman and chair of the Lauderdale County Election Commission is running for the Mississippi Senate.

Tate, owner of Tate's Fireworks, is running in District 33, the seat currently held by Sen. Videt Carmichael, who is not running again. He currently represents District 5 on the county election commission.

Tate qualified Tuesday with the state Republican Party and plans to make a formal announcement Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Lauderdale County Courthouse.