The three DeSoto County state senators have received leadership positions on committees announced on the Senate floor on Thursday, Jan. 11.
State Sen. Dr. David Parker (R-Olive Branch) will be the chair of the Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency committee. State Sen. Kevin Blackwell (R-Southaven) will head the Medicaid Committee and be vice-chair for the Elections Committee. State Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando) will lead the State Library Committee and be vice-chair on the Insurance Committee.
“We have spent hundreds of hours working on these assignments,” said Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann in a statement. “My decision in these appointments is to place Senators in the best position to serve the State of Mississippi and the citizens who sent us here; secondly, where they are best positioned to serve the Mississippi Senate; and finally, to honor each Senator’s committee preferences where it was feasible to do so.”
For full committee membership, visit https://www.legislature.ms.gov/committees/senate-committees/.