Sen. Angela Turner Ford, D-West Point, was elected to the Senate in a 2013 special election to replace her father Bennie Turner, who died in office. Ford, an attorney,  has been re-elected twice, She will chair the Senate Public Property Committee for the next four-year term. The state’s public property ranges from university buildings, to state office buildings to prisons.

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