Mississippi State Representative Resigns
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A state representative is leaving the Legislature to lead the Mississippi chapter of the AARP.
Rep. Kimberly Campbell, a Jackson Democrat, says she will be leaving the state House at the end of May to become state director of the group once known as the American Association of Retired Persons.
Campbell, a 44-year-old lawyer, has been a member of the Legislature since 2008.
Her district includes parts of Hinds and Madison counties, including parts of Ridgeland, northern Jackson and Pocahontas.
Gov. Phil Bryant will set a special election for Campbell’s seat will be set after she submits her official resignation.
Rep. Herb Frierson, a Poplarville Republican, also plans to resign his House seat this summer to become commissioner of the state Revenue Department.