Formby confirmed for Workers Comp Commission

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Rep. Mark Formby will soon depart the Mississippi Legislature as he starts a new position with the Worker’s Compensation Commission next month.

The Senate confirmed the Republican from Picayune Tuesday morning. Formby will begin serving on the commission starting April 15.

Formby will resign from his House seat on April 14 to take the post.

The Workers Compensation Commission consists of three commissioners and up to eight administrative law judges, who consider cases of injured workers.

Formby, 60, is a Realtor who has been a legislator since 1993. He graduated from Mississippi State University and formerly was an aide to U.S. Sen. Trent Lott.