LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Republican State Senator from Pascagoula is running for Secretary of State next year.
Michael Watson announced just last Friday he will seek that office.
He spoke to a meeting of Jones County Republican Women in Laurel Wednesday.
Current Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said he won't run for re-election, but hinted recently he might seek another statewide office.
"Secretary Hosemann has really been a hands-on Secretary of State, he's got that office spinning like a top, which is incredibly important to me because you can get right to the policy issues," said Watson. "And I've learned in my last few years in the State Legislature, I like policy a lot more than I like politics."
Watson has been in the State Senate for ten years.