Mississippi Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall addresses the Starkville Rotary Club Monday, telling them about the state's transportation needs. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)
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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