Veteran state Rep. George Flaggs will officially retire from the Mississippi House of Representatives on June 30.
Flaggs, a Democrat, recently survived a gauntlet of a race for Vicksburg in which the incumbent became the focus of a federal corruption probe and another contender became a victim of her own past as a sex worker.
Flaggs, formerly chair of the House Banking and, more recently, Corrections committees will be sworn in at 6 p.m. on June 30 in Vicksburg.
Before the Legislature finished its work this spring (well, unless you count that whole Medicaid thing), Speaker Philip Gunn appointed Flaggs long enough to gavel the body adjourned sine die. Gunn will officiate Flaggs' Vicksburg inauguration.
Through a release, Flaggs called serving in the Mississippi House an "amazing journey."
“I’ve grown a lot during my time here, and I’m thankful for everything I’ve learned and accomplished through the years. The decisions I’ve made and the relationships I’ve cultivated motivated me to run for Mayor of Vicksburg where I can be more hands-on with the city and the people," he said.
“However, I’m looking forward to continuing my work with the leadership of the state...I want to make Vicksburg the most competitive city in Mississippi. Vicksburg is open for business!”