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Sen. Wicker to keynote Delta Council’s 80th annual meeting

STONEVILLE — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, chair of the Armed Services Committee, will be the keynote speaker for the 80th Annual Meeting of Delta Council on the _819126 campus at 10:30 am, Friday, May 29.

The gathering will be at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland.

Wicker, who has represented Mississippi in the Senate since 2007, has championed issues such as business development, infrastructure investment, and natural resource conservation which are so vital to the State and the Mississippi Delta.

“We have worked with Sen. Wicker throughout his career, and there is no more dedicated public servant in Mississippi that is attuned to the issues and opportunities that we have,” said Delta Council President Walton Gresham, a businessman from Indianola.

Wicker is a member of the Armed Services Committee; the Budget Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Rules Committee. He serves as chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower, and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet. In November 2014, Wicker was elected by his party to serve as the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Before the Senate, Wicker was elected seven times, beginning in 1994, to represent Mississippi’s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Before being elected to Congress, he served in the state Senate representing Lee and Pontotoc counties.

Gov. Phil Bryant will introduce Senator Wicker to the Delta Council audience.

In addition to the Keynote by Senator Wicker, Delta Council will honor more than 140 high school seniors as Delta Honor Graduates with the ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. under the tent next to the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

The tradition of a fried catfish luncheon on the grounds of the Quadrangle on the Delta State University Campus will conclude the program.

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