In the wake of the June 1 announcement by state Senator Gary Jackson (R-French Camp) signaling his retirement of June 30, Y’all Politics has learned that Republican Oktibbeha Supervisor Bricklee Miller will likely jump into that special election race.

The District 15 seat is composed of Choctaw, Montgomery, Oktibbeha and Webster counties and encompasses Starkville, Eupora and Winona.

Miller was the first female to hold a supervisor seat in Oktibbeha county.  She and her husband both have strong ties to the MSU and Agriculture communities.  She has been the Director of the Mississippi Horse Park for the last 20 years.

Miller, when contacted, stated, “I’ve certainly been encouraged to run but out of respect for Senator Jackson, I won’t be making any official announcements regarding a run for that seat until after he officially retires from the Senate.”

A special non-partisan election for the seat will be set by Governor Tate Reeves.