JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Madison County Supervisor Tim Johnson announced today he will be on the Republican ticket for Central District Transportation Commissioner.
Johnson says he intends to bring new jobs to the state. He says he will use his experience as a County Supervisor to fast track new roads and bridges.
"Mississippi needs more jobs. We can bring more jobs to our state by improving our roads and bridges and making conditions favorable for increased economic development" Said Johnson.
As a supervisor, Johnson has overseen more than $69 million worth of road construction and improvements in Madison County including new bridges and resurfaced roads. Johnson presently serves as President of the Board of Supervisors.
The press release says "Building new roads and highways takes far too long." "He faces incumbent MDOT Commissioner Dick Hall. Johnson and Hall have gone head to head in the past on issues such as the Reunion interchange in Madison county.
That project collapsed one year ago when Supervisors refused to let MDOT oversee construction. Johnson blamed MDOT for not upholding their end of the bargain. Commissioner Hall blamed county waste for the failure.