Friday, April 22, 2011

More on Rep. Warner McBride's retirement

Patsy Brumfield penned an article earlier this week about the retirement of Rep. Warner McBride (D-Courtland). Rep. McBride served in the House from 1992 to 2011, and Brumfield lists what McBride calls his proudest accomplishments:
· working for State Funding to attract the General Electric Facility to Batesville and the Winchester expansion to Oxford -- together adding over 1500 jobs to the local economy in a time of recession;

· fighting for increased funding for K-12 education;

· promoting increased access to better and more affordable health care particularly mental health care;

· providing leadership as Chairman of the Transportation Committee to push forward a plan to 4-lane Highway 6 between Batesville and Clarksdale; to 4-lane Highway 7 South of Oxford; to construct a new, safer Jackson Avenue – Highway 6 Interchange in Oxford

· crafting $300 million in transportation bond issue that will allow improvements to several unsafe bridges in the area.
McBride has been a dedicated and honorable legislator. Through his efforts, Warner McBride helped to make Mississippi a better place. For that, we should all be grateful.

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