Longtime state Rep. Bennett Malone resigning

Longtime state Rep. Bennett Malone, who has missed most of the current legislative session due to illness, is resigning after nearly 36 years in the Legislature.

Malone, D-Carthage, appeared briefly in a wheelchair, on the House floor Thursday morning and was recognized by his peers and received a standing ovation. Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, announced Malone’s arrival and described him as “an icon of this House.”

Clarion Ledger