Longtime Mississippi state Sen. Jack Gordon dies at 66

Longtime state Sen. Jack Gordon of Okolona, known as a master of the state budgeting process, died Saturday night at his home, according to Senate leaders.

Gordon, 66, was diagnosed more than a year ago with brain cancer.

A Democrat, Gordon chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee for 12 years, until January 2008.

AP
5/7/11