FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Forrest and Lamar counties will send a new representative to the state house for 2016.
On Wednesday before a crowd of about 30 people, Andy Mozingo announced that he also would be seeking the position.
A new district has been created and now voters will decide who gets the job.
District 87 encompasses the area between highways 49 and 589. It begins in the Carnes area in south Forrest county and extends north to the 4th st. Extension in Hattiesburg. The other announced candidates are businessmen Mike Davis and Chris Johnson.
We caught up with candidate Mozingo and here is what he had to say.
Andy Mozingo (R) candidate for house of representatives district 87 said, "What I want the voter to know is that I have vision, that I have dedication and that I have integrity. And the vision that I have is to take the peoples voice to Jackson."