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.
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.
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.