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Longtime legislator not seeking re-election after 36 years

State Representative Joseph L. "Joe" Warren (D- Dist. 90) said he will not seek re-election in 2015. State Representative Joseph L. "Joe" Warren (D- Dist. 90) said he will not seek re-election in 2015.
COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - State Representative Joseph L. "Joe" Warren (D- Dist. 90) said he will not seek re-election in 2015.

Warren, a Mt. Olive native, was first elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1979, serving his first legislative session in 1980.

"People have been real good to me, and I have been blessed," said Warren of his 36 years representing Covington, Jefferson Davis, Simpson, Marion and Forrest counties.

Warren is the chairman of the Local and Private Legislation Committee for the House, and he serves on the Appropriations; Compilation, Revision and Publication; Constitution; Education; Judiciary, Division B; Public Utilities; and Rules committees.

Although Warren will not return to the Capitol after the 2015 legislative session, he said he is running for Chancery Clerk in Covington County.

"It's still constituency work," he said.

Warren, an attorney, realtor and cattle farmer, said the state's budget, as well as infrastructure and highway maintenance will be top priorities for him during his last legislative session, which begins next month.

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