Robin Robinson was sworn in Monday as the newest State Representative from House District 88.
Robinson replaces Ramona Blackledge who resigned from the seat mere weeks into her freshman term over not being able to draw state retirements through PERS and a legislative salary at the same time.
A special election was held in June to fill the vacancy with Robinson winning with over 65% of the vote. While special election candidates do not run under a party label, Robinson is a Republican and will caucus with the House majority party.
Robinson is a graduate of Northeast Jones High School, Jones County Junior College, and the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
After graduating from USM, Robinson began her 40-year career at Sanderson Farms. She made history in the company by being named the first female Cost Accountant, the first female Chief Accountant, Chief Internal Auditor, Manager of Human Resources, Manager of Organization Development, and the first female member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Robinson is married to former Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton.