PETAL, MS. (WDAM) - State Senator Tom King of Petal announced Monday he is running for Southern District Transportation Commissioner.
He outlined his plans before a crowd of family, friends and supporters at the Petal Civic Center. King has served in the State Senate for a decade and he chairs the Highways and Transportation committee. Before that, he served in the State House.
King said he'll make highway and bridge maintenance a priority and he'll form working relationships with local officials.
"But I feel like I can bring a lot to the table and there are a lot of people in areas that need roads. Roads and highways are very important and economic development equals highways and transportation," said King.
King plans to make several other campaign announcements in Southern District communities this week.