State Politics

Coast lawmakers get committee assignments that deal with South Mississippi issues

The Mississippi Capitol.
The Mississippi Capitol. AP

Three Coast senators got new committee assignments Thursday.

“These appointments reflect the issues that are important in the home districts of these senators, and I appreciate their service in the Senate and to their communities,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said in a release about the appointments.

Sen. Mike Seymour, R-Vancleave, will serve as chairman of the Executive Contingent Fund. He represents District 47, which includes parts of Jackson, Pearl River and Stone counties. That is a joint House and Senate legislative committee that in the past has handled some legislative personnel issues and other operational matters.

Sen. Philip Moran, R-Kiln, will move to the Ports and Marine Resources, and Appropriations committees. He represents District 46, which includes Hancock and Harrison counties.

Newly elected Sen. Joel Carter Jr., R-Biloxi, will be vice chairman of the Tourism Committee. He also will serve on Judiciary A, Judiciary B, Corrections, Energy, Environmental Protection, Finance, and Highways and Transportation committees. He serves District 49, which includes parts of Harrison County.