The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus late last month elected state Sen. Angela Turner-Ford, a Democrat from West Point, as its new chairman.

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State Sen. Angela Turner-Ford

Turner-Ford, an attorney, has served since 2013 and is vice chair of the Senate Constitution Committee.

She also sits on the senate’s Appropriations, Judiciary A and Judiciary B committees among other assignments.

State Rep. Kabir Karriem, a Columbus Democrat, replaced her as vice chairman, according to a media release.

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State Rep. Kabir Karriem

Turner-Ford said she looks forward to leading the Caucus as it continues to “work for Mississippians of color.”

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Rep. Cheikh Taylor, D-Starkville,

They were sworn in on Wednesday, March 27, to a two-year term by Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks.

Other officers are:

·         Rep. Oscar Denton, D-Vicksburg, treasurer.

·         Sen. Tammy Witherspoon, D-Magnolia, was re-elected secretary.

·         Rep. Bryant Clark, D-Pickens, parliamentarian.

·         Rep. Kathy Sykes, D-Jackson, assistant secretary.

·         Rep. Otis Anthony, D-Indianola, chaplain.

·         Rep. Cheikh Taylor, D-Starkville, sergeant-at-arms.

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