Woods to retire from House after 25 years of service
Published: June 15,2012
BYHALIA — Veteran state legislator Tommy Woods of Byhalia says his retirement from the Mississippi House of Representatives will be effective July 30.
Woods, a Republican, announced earlier that he was retiring from the Legislature but said he delayed his departure at the behest of House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, in case he was needed to vote in the event of a special legislative session.
The Commercial Appeal reports the 78-year-old Woods had only two opponents in his 25 years as a legislator serving parts of Marshall and DeSoto counties.
Woods was re-elected in November but suffered a stroke Dec. 26.
He recovered from the stroke and served through the 122-day legislative session that ended in early May.
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