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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2006

 

GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS WILKINSON TO STATE TAX COMMISSION

 

(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Jim Wilkinson, of Corinth, to the Mississippi State Tax Commission. The commission provides state income and business tax forms and information to state businesses, governments, and residents.

 

“He is a good choice to fill this position,” Governor Barbour said. “Having over two decades of tax collecting experience, Jim really brings a wealth of talent to the table. I am confident he will serve the citizens of Mississippi well.”

 

Wilkinson was Alcorn County Tax Assessor and Collector, a position he held for 21 years until he retired in 2004, and now works as operator of Wilkinson Appraisal Company and Cross City Rentals, Inc. His previous experience includes working with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service and the Alcorn County Farmers Co-Op. A member of the Mississippi Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers, Wilkinson is past president of the Corinth Kiwanis Club.

 

He attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and graduated from Mississippi State University. Wilkinson and his wife, Debora, have three children and three grandchildren.