JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate has confirmed an attorney as the new commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Revenue.
The vote for Chris Graham happened Monday.
Graham had worked in recent years for the Legislative Budget Office, helping senators write spending plans for state agencies.
He previously worked for the state Ethics Commission and in private law practice.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves announced July 13 that he was nominating Graham to lead the Department of Revenue, and Graham has been working in the job while awaiting confirmation.
He succeeds Herb Frierson, who retired as commissioner July 1 after four years in that job