Outgoing Congressman Harper has no plans to run for Governor, will support Tate Reeves

Harness sworn in to House to represent District 85

CLARION LEDGER – Mississippi Choctaws one of only 2 Indian casinos offering sports betting in US

The book at Pearl River Resort is packed every college football Saturday, but remains an outlier months after the high court opened the door for expanded sports gambling across the United States by striking down a federal ban.

Tribes enthusiastically welcomed the decision in May but since then, the regulatory challenges and low-margin nature of the business have sunk in. Few Indian casinos have an enviable location like the Choctaw and many need state approval to add sports betting to their offerings.

Indian casinos started small three decades ago, but they have grown to be an annual $32.4 billion segment of the U.S. gambling industry. The roughly 475 casinos operated by nearly 240 tribes create jobs for tribal members and profits that help pay a variety of services, including health care and housing.

MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL – Ford running for Dist. 73 House seat

Madison County resident Jill Ford, a candidate for District 3 supervisor in 2015, has announced plans to run for the District 73 House of Representatives seat currently held by Cory Wilson. 

Wilson was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Wednesday by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace Kenny Griffis, who was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court to replace retiring Chief Justice Bill Waller. 

“As someone who lives, works and has raised a family in District 73 of Madison County for the past 32 years, I believe our community expects and deserves continued ethical leadership in the House” said Ford “ I will look out for, and always keep in mind, the citizens of our great county.  I have always felt a sense of responsibility to give back to my community and I can think of no better way than to take on a role of a public servant.”