26 Years of Experience in the MS State Senate
Served as Chairperson of the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee from 2012, to present. As Chairman he has been a strong advocate for increasing funds for the State and Local transportation infrastructure system.
Played a major role in getting the State Lottery passed which will provide approximately $200,000,000.00, annually for our State and Local infrastructure needs.
Secured $4,000,000.00 to upgrade and repair Parks Road in Drew, MS.
Highway 8 at Cleveland
Secured $1,000,000.00 to upgrade and repair Highway 8 at Cleveland, MS.
Secured $1,000,000.00 to develop a docking ramp and park at Terrace Landing on the Mississippi River at Rosedale, MS.
Park at Rosedale
Secured funds to rehab the Park at Rosedale and make it more “family friendly”.
Highway 82, bypass at Leland, MS
Secured 10 million dollars to continue to build Highway 82, bypass at Leland, MS.
Grammy Museum in Cleveland
Secured funds to add a turn lane on Highway 8, at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland.
McKnight Road in Renova
Secured funds to improve McKnight Road in Renova from Highway 61 to North Bayou Road.
Boyle to Hadley Street in Cleveland
Secured 4.2 million dollars to upgrade Highway 61 from Boyle to Hadley Street in Cleveland.
Highway 49 at Belzoni
Secured lights on Highway 49 at Belzoni to improve safety.
Salaries & Program Upgrade for ASU, DSU, JSU, MUW & MVSU.
Secured funds to increase staff salaries and program upgrade for ASU, DSU, JSU, MUW and MVSU.
Highway 49 West & 49 East in Yazoo City
Secured signs at the intersection of highway 49 West and 49 East in Yazoo City to highlight and direct travelers to Belzoni.
Highway 82 at MVSU
Secured safety lights on Highway 82 at MVSU to improve safety.
Truth in Sentencing
Led the charge and changed the “Truth in Sentencing” law which has saved millions of dollars for the Department of Corrections and the State.
National Democratic Party Platform
Introduced and successfully had the National Democratic Party Platform Committee to adopt a “Poverty Eradication Initiative” for President Obama’s Administration.
B.B. King Museum
Fought for and supported securing funds for the B.B. King Museum at indianolia, MS.
Medicaid For Senior Citizens
Fought to protect and adequately fund Medicaid for our senior citizens.
Mid Delta Empowerment Zone
Organized the Committee that received 40 million dollars for the Mid Delta Empowerment Zone in Bolivar, Humphries, Holmes, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington counties.
Fannie Lou Hamer’s Cancer Facility
Secured $300,000.00 for the Fannie Lou Hamer’s Cancer facility in Ruleville, MS.
Highway 552 at Alcorn State
Secured 4 million dollars to enhance Highway 552, at Alcorn State to move traffic on and of campus.
Alcorn State University
Secured funds for an ambulance for Alcorn State University.
Secured funds to continue the enhancement on Lakeland/Highway 25 in Hinds and Rankin Counties.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Jackson, MS
Secured $3,000,000.00 to repair the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Jackson, MS.
Bolivar County Port
Secured funds to add a lane at the Bolivar County Port to allow for better traffic flow.
Highway 14, in Sharkey County
Secured 11 million dollars to enhance and improve Highway 14, in Sharkey County.
Fire Engine At Alcorn State University
Secured funds for a fire engine for Alcorn State University.
Teachers Pay Raises
Supported pay raises for teachers and state employees.
Defeated House Bill 974, that would have removed all State Employees from under the State Personnel Board during the 2017 Regular Session.
Department of Corrections Employees
Fought to protect MS Department of Corrections employees.
Coahoma Community College
Fought for and created a district for Coahoma Community College.
Highway 552 To Alcorn State Campus
Secured funds to four-lane Highway 552 from Highway 61 to Alcorn State campus.
Mound Bayou Sweet Potato Growers
Secured funds for the Alcorn State University’s Small Demonstration farm in Mound Bayou.
Alcorn State’s Small Farm Loan
Secured funds for Alcorn State’s Small Farm loan and grant program.
Protected State Employees
Fought against and protected State employees from being removed from under the State Personnel Board.