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Rod Hickman sworn in as State Senator...

Rod Hickman sworn in as State Senator for District 32

By: Anne Summerhays - December 8, 2021

Hickman won the special election runoff in November.

State Senate District 32 has a new Senator.

Rod Hickman was sworn in today by Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann in the Mississippi Capitol Senate Chamber. He was joined by supporters and family members. Hickman’s daughter, 7-year-old Ari Elizabeth Hickman, held the bible during the ceremony.

Hickman is replacing former State Senator Sampson Jackson who retired earlier this year.

The new lawmakers won the special runoff election in State Senate District 32 in November, drawing 60% of the vote over opponent Dr. Minh Duong.

Former Senator Sampson Jackson along with other Democrats serving in the state legislature and Mississippi Democratic Party leaders endorsed Hickman’s candidacy during the runoff period. Throughout his campaign, Hickman advocated for Medicaid and rural broadband expansion, additional education funding, and many other issues.

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Anne Summerhays

Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: