FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Governor Barbour Appoints Gordon to the
Southern Regional Education Board

(Jackson, Miss.)—Governor Haley Barbour announced the appointment of Senator Jack Gordon, of Okolona, to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). The SREB assists state leaders by directing attention to key education issues; collecting, compiling, and analyzing comparable date; and conducting broad studies and initiating discussions that help states and institutions form long-range plans, actions, and policy proposals. Mississippi is one of the 16 member states of the SREB, which serves as the nation’s first interstate compact for education.
“Senator Gordon is an excellent choice,” said Governor Barbour. “He has years of legislative experience that make him well-qualified to be a member of this educational board, and I feel confident he will serve the people of Mississippi well.”

Senator Jack Gordon is the owner of Polyfoam Manufacturing of Tupelo Oil. He is a member of the Houston Exchange Club in addition to the Okolona Chamber of Commerce. Senator Gordon is married to the former Martha Ann Estes.

Gordon served in the House of Representatives for 8 years and has been serving in the Mississippi Senate for 21 years. Gordon is Chairman of the Appropriations committee. He also serves on the Environmental Protection, Conservation & Water Resources; Fees, Salaries & Administration; Highways & Transportation; Judiciary, Division A; Legislative Budget; Local & Private and Oil, Gas & Other Minerals committees.

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