Rep. Hood speaks at Brown Bag Lunch

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

District 35 Rep. Joey Hood described his first legislative session as “an experience” to the Brown Bag Lunch group on June 20. Hood spoke the group about his experiences and learning “quite an education” in Jackson along with citing some of the new bills passed into law.

He stated that one interesting aspect of being a part of the Mississippi Legislature is seeing a bill passed in and out of committees.

“It’s interesting to a different perspective. Of seeing a bill then amendments being added and how it changes it completely. Sometimes it’s completely different after adding amendments,” said Hood.

During the Brown Bag Lunch, Mike Thomas congratulated Hood on his work during the redistricting process.

“Congratulations on your efforts in redistricting, in keeping Choctaw County whole and keeping District 35,” said Thomas. Jerry Sanders thanked Hood for his work for supporting the water associations.

While speaking to the group, Hood thanked his wife, Cynthia, for her support. “I couldn’t have done it without my wife. Thank you for allowing me to serve in the legislature,” said Hood.

He looks forward to helping the Chamber of Commerce, also.

“I look forward to helping the Chamber of Commerce and the rest of the businesses in Choctaw County,” said Hood.

He currently serves on the following committees: Apportionment and Elections, Banking and Financial Services, Energy, Judiciary B, Judiciary En Banc, Public Health and Human Services and Universities and Colleges.

District 35 serves Choctaw, Grenada, Oktibbeha and Webster Counties.

The Brown Bag Lunch program is held every other month on the third Wednesday. It is sponsored by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce.