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State Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert not running for re-election

Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert (Craig Ford)

The Republican did not say in his statement why he planned to leave the commission in 2020 but did say he hoped to remain in public service.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2019 12:16 PM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2019 1:07 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - State Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert has announced he will not run for re-election.

The Republican did not say in his statement why he planned to leave the commission in 2020 but did say he hoped to remain in public service.

Tagert won a special election in 2011 to represent North Mississippi on the commission and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

He becomes the second commissioner to announce his intentions not to run for re-election. 

Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall did the same thing just days ago.

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