The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 6/11/8

Lee County attorney Jamie Franks will re-enter the statewide political fray this summer when he runs for chair of the Mississippi Democratic Party.

Most party insiders expect Franks, a 35-year-old Mooreville resident, to be unopposed in the election to head the state party.

“I have never run for anything where I have not been challenged,” Franks joked Tuesday afternoon. “But at the present time I know of no one else running.”

The party chair, as well as other statewide Democratic Party officers, will be selected July 12 by the Executive Committee during a meeting in Jackson.

Current chair, Wayne Dowdy of McComb, is stepping down.