Letters / Articles
"I want to personally thank you for your support this session on legislation that will ensure Mississippi patients continue to receive the highest quality health care they deserve. Your friendship to the Mississippi State Medical Association has been a key factor in helping to maintain existing law and create new legislation helping to further protect patients' rights and access to care". Steven L. Demetropoulos, M.D., President, Mississippi State Medical Association.
"I am writing on behalf of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) to express our gratitude for your leadership in the passage of Mississippi House Bill 211, also known as the Sunshine Act.....The common sense good-government principles of transparency and accountibility contained in the Sunshine Act will ensure maximum benefit to the taxpayers of the Mississippi". Sherman Joyce, President, American Tort Reform Association.
"I am writing on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to thank you for your steadfast leadership and tireless efforts to pass H.B. 211, the Sunshine Act....With all landmark legislation, there are a select few that have the foresight and strength of will to drive the process forward. Your leadership was truly instrumental in seeing this vital piece of legislation passed and I want to thank you again for your extraordinary efforts on H.B. 211." - Lisa Ricard, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.
"On behalf of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, I want to thank you for introducing and supporting Bill 279...This will reduce the time our law enforcement officers are away from their primary tasks, and will allow us to coordinate the prosecution of multiple charges with one prosecutorial office" Dirk Vanderleest, Chief Executive Director, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.
"On behalf of the Martime and Seafood Industry Museum, I would like to thank you for stepping up on our behalf during the Bond Bill discussions." Robin Krohn-David, Executive Director, Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum.
"Congratulations on your appointment as Chairman of the Judiciary A Committee in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Our state is fortunate to have such a strong team leading the House of Representatives, and I am confident that your dedicated service will be of great benefit to Mississippi". - Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education.
"I want to personally thank you for your support this session on legislation that will ensure Mississippi patients continue to receive the highest quality health care they deserve. Your friendship to the Mississippi State Medical Association as been a key factor in helping to maintain existing and create new legislation that will help further protect patients' rights and accessibility to care" - Thomas E. Joiner, M.D., President MSMA.
"I commend you for your service this legislative session. In my opinion, the Bar has never shined brighter than it did when it helped secure the passage of House Bill 484, the judicial pay realignment bill....Thank you again, for your service during this term and for your steadfast commitment to the fair, efficient, and independent administration of justice." - Hon. William L. Waller, Jr., Chief Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court.
"I would like to personally thank you for your support in the passage of Senate Bill 2839. The passage of this bill is a major step in our efforts to address Jackson's critical infrastructure needs." - Hon. Harvey Johnson, Mayor, City of Jackson.
"The Business League appreciates the fine job you are doing representing individuals and businesses of our county in the Mississippi House of Representatives." - Jan Collins, Executive Director Madison County Business League.
"On behalf of the Mississippi community college family, I thank you for your support of our community colleges during the 2011 legislative session. You passed bills that will benefit our colleges and empower our colleges to help make life better for all citizens of our State." - Eric Clark, Executive Director State Board for Community and Junior Colleges.
"On behalf of the more than 200,000 Farm Bureau families, I want to offer our sincere thank you for the gallant effort you made in successfully overriding the gubernatorial veto of H.B. 803. I can assure you that this issue will not go away. It means much to every Mississippian. The articulate method in which you spoke and the passion you displayed was appreciated by those members we had in the gallery." - David W. Waide, President, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation.
"Thank you so much for your authorship and leadership in reference to H.B. 1768. As you know this will help to continue the effort in keeping our county safe for our citizens and your role in the House in passing this matter is greatly appreciated." Richard H. Wilson, Rankin County Prosecutor.