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King announces candidacy for transportation post

PETAL — State Sen. Tom King, a Republican from Petal, says he will run for the southern district transportation commission post.

King tells The Associated Press that he will make a formal announcement late Monday.

The 63-year-old King has served 12 years in the Senate after seven years in the Mississippi House.

He will run for the Transportation Commission post being vacated by Wayne Brown, who announced in December that he would not run for re-election after 12 years.

King is chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.

Primaries are scheduled for Aug. 2, with the general election set for Nov. 1.

The Transportation Commission has three elected commissioners from the north, central and south districts.

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