District-40 Senator-elect wants seat on education, agricultural and insurance committees

PICAYUNE — Angela Burks Hill of Picayune, District 40 State Senator-elect, said she wants a seat on the education, agriculture and insurance committees, if possible.

Hill beat two-term State Senator Sid Albritton in the Aug. 23 Republican second primary. She took 40 percent of votes cast in Walthal and Marion counties and 60 percent of votes cast in Pearl River County to beat Albritton.

“Voters in Pearl River County gave me the edge,” she said.

Hill said she has already been to Jackson to meet some legislative staff members, but she will not be sworn in until January.

She said newly elected Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said he would not make Senate committee appointments until after the Nov. 8 General Election. “Reeves said sometime after Nov. 8, but it could be when the State Legislature convenes,” she said.

Picayune Item
10/18/11