State Rep. Rita Martinson retiring - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

State Rep. Rita Martinson retiring

Rep. Rita Martinson   Source: MS Legislature website Rep. Rita Martinson Source: MS Legislature website

MADISON, Miss. (AP) - Republican State Rep. Rita Martinson says she will not run for a seventh term in 2015.

Martinson, a Madison businesswoman and current chairman of the Senate Tourism Committee, tells The Clarion-Ledger she wants to travel and spend time with her family.

The 77-year-old Martinson has been a member of the House since 1992.

Martinson and her husband are the former owners of nursery and garden center businesses in Madison.

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