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Published on July 15th, 2020 | by TLV News

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Speaker of the House Philip Gunn Announces Appointments for the Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag

Under the terms of House Bill 1796, Speaker Philip Gunn has selected his appointments to the Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag.

Robyn Tannehill, mayor of Oxford, Mississippi.

“Robyn’s background as a businessperson in the marketing industry, and as a community leader in north Mississippi makes her a perfect member of the commission. She is known for her passion for Mississippi and for having a forward-thinking vision for her community and our state. I’m confident that she will be a vocal and active member of the commission.”

Dr. Mary Graham, president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

“Dr. Graham has proven herself to be a visionary leader for the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Her dedication to preparing our students for jobs in the 21st century through focusing on and growing workforce development initiatives is exemplary. Everyone admires the work of Dr. Graham and she will be a great voice for Mississippians on the commission.”

TJ Taylor of Madison, Mississippi

“TJ Taylor has been a member of my staff for five legislative sessions. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College Law School. He has served as policy advisor, general counsel and currently serves as policy director for my office. He has been a key figure in the success of the effort to build support and ultimately pass legislation to change the state flag and ultimately form this commission. His passion for this issue and his calm demeanor will add much to the commission’s process while representing the voice of a younger generation of Mississippians.”

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