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When Jack Forbus introduced Mississippi Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall to the Starkville Rotary Club Monday, he pointed out a significant milestone in Hall's career that predated his time as transportation commissioner.
"He was the first (candidate) appointed chairman of appropriations as a Republican in 100 years, (and he was) appointed by a Democratic lieutenant governor," Forbus said. "He was so well respected that (the opposing party) appointed him. And the chairman of appropriations (leads) the most powerful committee in the (state) senate."
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