“State Rep. Warner McBride retiring from Mississippi House,” The Associated Press (April 19, 2011)
COURTLAND — State Rep. Warner McBride, a Democrat from Courtland, has announced he will not seek re-election this year. McBride has been in the Mississippi House since 1992. He has been chairman of the Transportation Committee for four years.
Doug Jones, a Republican candidate in the Mississippi House’s 10th District, has issued the following statement: “I would like to thank Warner McBride for his many years of public service. I agree – it is time for some fresh new ideas in Jackson. As a blue-collar worker, I realize the burden of ever increasing costs from gasoline to groceries. As a former business owner, I understand the burden placed on small businesses by the intrusiveness of government regulation. I can identify the need to create jobs, drastically reduce taxes, and elevate our public school system.”
Jones is a native Mississippian, from Batesville, and is a member of the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Jones is also a firefighter with the Mt. Olivet Fire Department.
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