RELEASE:

GIBBS SWORN INTO MISSISSIPPI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Jackson, Miss. – On Oct. 14, Debra Hendricks Gibbs took the oath of office to represent District 72 in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Gibbs was elected on Sept. 14, in a special election runoff. She will finish the term of Kimberly Campbell, who stepped down in May to become state director of the AARP.

Family, friends and constituents of District 72 filled the House chamber to see Gibbs sworn into office. The Kirsey Middle School choir began the ceremony with patriotic tunes. Gibbs said she believed it was important to share the occasion with young people of her district to inspire them to work hard and achieve great things.

Gibbs is an attorney and previously served on the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. She also served as an educator and founding director of the Center for Professional Development in the School of Business at Jackson State University, and as the Director of the Department of Accounting and Finance for the Department of Human Services. She is the wife of Attorney Robert L. Gibbs and has two children, Ariana and Justis.

10/14/16