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Senate Confirms Former Comp Judge Appointment to Commission

Friday, March 15, 2019 | 77 | 0 | 194 min read

The Mississippi Senate on Thursday confirmed worker workers’ compensation judge Mark Henry as the newest member of the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Associated Press reported.

Judge Mark Henry

Judge Mark Henry

Gov. Phil Bryant in January appointed Henry to fill the vacancy created when the term of Thomas A. Webb expired.

Henry served as lead attorney and later chief of staff for then-Gov. Kirk Fordice in the 1990s, according to the AP report. Fordice appointed Henry to serve as an administrative law judge in 2000, a position he held until 2008.

From 2008 to 2012, he served as chief of staff for Bryant, who was lieutenant governor at the time. When Bryant was elected governor in 2012, he appointed Henry as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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