Legislative odd couple form bond

Joel Bomgar is a first-term Republican legislator from Madison who touts conservative family values. Kabir Karriem is a first-term Democratic legislator from Columbus who is viewed as liberal on most issues.

With partisan politics at a fever pitch this year on several legislative issues, it would seem the two wouldn’t have anything in common, but they have formed an unlikely bond over the need to reform the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration.

Bomgar and Karriem may be the political odd couple of the 122-member Mississippi House of Representatives.

ClarionLedger
4/10/16