MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A longtime state senator is leaving office early to serve on the Mississippi Community College Board.
A state Senate news release Tuesday says Republican Sen. Videt Carmichael of Meridian is stepping down April 30. He begins the next day as a member of the board that oversees two-year colleges.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant nominated Carmichael to the board for a term expiring June 30, 2024. Carmichael's Senate colleagues confirmed him, and he didn't vote on his own nomination.
Carmichael is a retired educator and has served nearly 20 years in the Senate.
Because he is leaving office in a general election year, the governor is not required to set a special election to fill the Senate seat. District 33 includes parts of Clarke and Lauderdale counties in eastern Mississippi.