“Mississippi’s businesses, including our large agriculture, chemical and paper sectors, have long enjoyed freight rail to move goods. Whether landlocked in Winona or near barges in Gulfport, railroads help companies bring goods to market.” 

Larry Byrd has been a member of the Mississippi legislature since 2008, representing District 104. He serves as the Chair of the County Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Banking and Financial Services, Conservation and Water Resources, Management, Public Health and Human Services and Transportation committees.

Byrd is a member of the Petal Chamber of Commerce, Petal Masonic Lodge no. 516, Hattiesburg York Rite, K.Y.C.H. and a member of the Scottish Rite Knight Commander Court of Honor. He is a U.S. Army Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division and a life member of V.F.W. Post 3036 in Hattiesburg, MS.

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