Jackson, Miss. (Sea Coast Echo) –
Mississippi Sen. Philip Moran, a Kiln native, was named this week as one of the “MS Top 50,” the Top 50 most influential leaders in the state. Moran received the award Monday at the award event and reception at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.
“It’s overwhelming,” Moran said Tuesday. “It’s a tremendous honor. I’m very humbled. … it’s an incredible honor to have even been mentioned, much less selected within that group, among leaders deemed to have the most positive influence on the state. There were some very heavy-hitters who got awards last night.”
Among other winners this year were Gov. Phil Bryant; Speaker of the House Philip Gunn; Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann; U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith; U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo; Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves; State Auditor Shad White; Hancock Whitney Bank CEO John Hairston; and WLOX news anchor David Elliott.
The MS Top 50 is sponsored by Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Farm Bureau.
“Recognizing the most influential every year helps to spotlight what is right with Mississippi and the people who can be the keys to providing leadership to what it can and should be,” according to the MS Top 50 organization’s website.
“In the unprecedented special session of 2018, Senator Moran was instrumental in the passage of three major pieces of legislation in a mere five days,” according to the site.