Begins Tenure as South Ward Alderman for the City of Vicksburg

JACKSON, MISS. – Today, Representative Alex Monsour (R-Vicksburg) announced his retirement, effective July 2, from his District 54 seat after 10 years of service in the Mississippi House of Representatives. On June 2, he was sworn in as the new South Ward Alderman for the City of Vicksburg.

“After reviewing the Attorney General’s opinion, I have decided to resign from my seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives,” said Monsour. “This was a tough decision for me to make, but ultimately it is the best thing for the citizens of Vicksburg and for me. By leaving the House, I will be able to devote all my time and energy to my new position as South Ward Alderman.

“I am very thankful of my time in the House and truly considered myself blessed to have served the citizens of District 54 in this capacity,” continued Monsour.

In 2008, Monsour was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives. He is the current House Chairman of the Ports, Harbors and Airports Committee. Additionally, Monsour is a member of a number of committees including: Appropriations, Constitution, Gaming, Insurance, Judiciary B, Judiciary En Banc, Tourism and Transportation.

“I appreciate Representative Monsour and the years of service he has devoted in the Mississippi House,” said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. “I am looking forward to see what he can continue to do for the City of Vicksburg in this new capacity.”

Governor Phil Bryant will determine when a special election for House District 54 will be held at a later date.