Democrats in the Mississippi Senate have chosen Derrick T. Simmons of Greenville as chairman of their caucus and David Blount of Jackson as vice-chairman.

Simmons, who was vice-chairman last year of the Mississippi Senate Democratic Caucus, moved up because former Senator Bill Stone, who had been chairman, resigned to accept another job.

“I’m elated at the confidence my colleagues have placed in me and I will work hard to push forward our people first

oriented, Democratic agenda,” Simmons said.

Simmons is chairman of the Senate Enrolled Bills committee and has served since 2011.

Blount has served since 2008 and is chairman of the Senate Public Property committee and vice chairman of the Elections committee.

MS Senate Press Release