Democrats elect their leaders in Senate

Sen. Bill Stone of Holly Springs was elected chairman of the Mississippi Senate Democratic Caucus on Tuesday. He replaces John Horhn of Jackson, who resigned as chairman because he is running for mayor of Jackson in this year’s election.

“I am deeply humbled to be chosen by my colleagues to represent the democrats in the Mississippi Senate,” said Stone, who has served since 2008.

Democrats control 20 of the 52 seats in the Senate….

…Sen. Derrick Simmons of Greenville was chosen as vice chairman.

Clarion Ledger