Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is nominating a longtime Republican lawmaker to the three-member Workers Compensation Commission.
Rep. Mark Formby of Picayune has served in the House since 1993 and helped push a 2012 law that tightened rules about how the commission awards compensation to workers injured on the job….
…If confirmed to the commission by the state Senate, Formby would resign from the House and Bryant would set a special election for the District 108 seat in Pearl River County. The current House term ends in January 2020.
“It’s bittersweet leaving a job that I’ve loved,” Formby said.
He is nominated for a commission term starting the middle of next month and ending in December 2022. He would succeed Liles Williams, another businessman and longtime Republican. Two commissioners are paid $119,568 and the chairman is paid $123,680. Williams is the current chairman, and Bryant will choose the next chairman, said the governor’s spokesman Clay Chandler.