Home » NEWS » Govt/Politics » Appointed ag commissioner seeks election in Mississippi

Appointed ag commissioner seeks election in Mississippi

Andy Gipson

A Republican appointed last year to be Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner is now seeking election to the statewide post.

Commissioner Andy Gipson of Braxton filed qualifying papers Wednesday at the state Republican Party headquarters.

He served a decade in the state House of Representatives before Republican Gov. Phil Bryant chose him to succeed Cindy Hyde-Smith when she left the agriculture commissioner’s job to become a U.S. senator last April.

Wednesday was the first day for candidates to file for statewide, regional and county offices in Mississippi. The qualifying deadline is March 1. Party primaries are in August, and the general election is in November.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*