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New state treasurer nominee

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The Executive Director of the State Personnel Board is running for state treasurer.

Republican Lynn Fitch made the announcement this morning in Madison. Fitch launched a state-wide tour in her bid for treasurer.

The Holly Springs native says her extensive background in finance and business have prepared her for the job.

If elected, Fitch says she is ready to hit the ground running.

"If you hire somebody, the first thing you do is you need to look at their experience and their qualifications and make sure they're ready to do the job," said Fitch. "My experience level over the past 25 year years has certainly prepared me to run as your next state treasurer and be ready to handle the job on the first day that I take office."

Fitch was named to the personnel board in 2009 by Governor Haley Barbour.

Republican treasurer Tate Reeves is running for Lieutenant Governor.

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