Brookhaven Sen. Barrett named to committee leadership

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

Sen. Jason Barrett, of Brookhaven, has been named as a leader of two Mississippi Senate committees, and as a member of seven others. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann published the list of committee appointments Thursday.

Barrett has been named chair of the Labor Committee, and vice-chair of the Accountability, Efficiency, and Transparency Committee. He is also a member of the following committees: Corrections; Finance; Highways and Transportation; Housing; Judiciary A; Judiciary B; and Medicaid.

“We have spent hundreds of hours working on these assignments. My decision in these appointments is to place Senators in the best position to serve the State of Mississippi and the citizens who sent us here; secondly, where they are best positioned to serve the Mississippi Senate; and finally, to honor each Senator’s committee preferences where it was feasible to do so,” Hosemann said. “We have a great team and I’m ready to get to work on the challenges and opportunities awaiting us this term.”

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