State representative to run for lieutenant governor

A Democrat from Oxford is the first person to throw his name into the hat in the 2019 race for lieutenant governor in Mississippi.

Posted: May 3, 2018 9:11 AM
Updated: May 3, 2018 1:00 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A Democrat from Oxford is the first person to throw his name into the hat in the 2019 race for lieutenant governor in Mississippi.

Rep. Jay Hughes, 54, begins a series of campaign announcement stops in south Mississippi Thursday.

Rep. Jay Hughes

Hughes, a former Oxford alderman, is currently in his first term in the Mississippi House.

He has been a big supporter of fully funding education, improving the state's highways and mental health services.

RELATED: Ex-Gov. Musgrove backing Hughes for Lt. Governor

Hughes also sued Speaker of the House Philip Gunn over the use of a machine to read bills at rapid speed during the legislative session in 2017.

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves is except to run for governor next year.

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