Representative Jay Hughes announces run for Lt. Governor

A first-term Democrat in the Mississippi House says he is running for lieutenant governor in 2019.

Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford said Thursday that the state needs to improve public education, highways, and mental health services. The 54-year-old attorney and developer is the first candidate to announce for what will be an open seat. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is limited to two terms.

The lt. governor presides over the state Senate and has considerable influence over which bills become law.

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