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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2006

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS WHITE TO JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMITTEE

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the reappointment of Senator Richard White, of Terry, to the Mississippi Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for overseeing the distribution and use of federal juvenile justice funds to support youth development programs and improvements to the state’s juvenile justice system.

 

“Richard is a man of integrity and high moral character,” Governor Barbour said. “I know that he will be an asset to the Juvenile Justice Committee and will serve the citizens of Mississippi well.”


Senator White currently represents District 29 of Hinds County. He serves on the following Senate Committees: Constitution (vice chairman); Business and Financial Institutions; Executive Contingent Fund; Finance; Judiciary, Division A; Labor; Municipalities; PEER; and Public Property. Senator White served as an Emergency Medical Technician for 20 years with the Byram Volunteer Fire Department and has volunteered and served with such organizations as the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi National Guard, and the Honduras Baptist Medical Mission.

 

He attended Hinds Community College, Mississippi College, and Hinds Allied Health School. He is married to the former Marjorie Nelson and the couple has three adult children and three grandchildren.