Gollott chases longest serving lawmaker record

Cy Young’s 749 complete games pitched. Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points basketball game. Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632 consecutive baseball games played.

Those are records that probably will never be broken. In Mississippi, Sen. Tommy Gollott, R- Biloxi, is working on a record that may never be broken.

In September of this year, Gollott will tie the late Walter Sillers Jr. as the longest serving state legislator. Sillers served for 50 years, from 1916 to his death, September 1966. Gollott will break the record if he serves past September of this year.

Gollott said recently he is looking forward to claiming the record.

Clarion Ledger
1/26/17