January 14, 2011 10:34:00 AM
JACKSON - The newest member of the Mississippi Senate says she''s ready to work with her colleagues, and she believes lawmakers'' actions over the next four years will set the state''s course for a generation to come.
Republican Nancy Adams Collins of Tupelo defeated five other candidates in a special election Tuesday in parts of Lee and Pontotoc counties.
She''s filling the final year of a term started by Republican Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, who resigned from the state Senate after being elected to the U.S. House in November.
Collins is a registered nurse. She becomes the fifth woman in the 52-member Senate this term.
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