Heads up! Civil Air Patrol’s Terry C. Burton (R-Newton) has resigned from his position as president pro tempore of the Mississippi Senate.
“I’m turning it over to God, and I’m turning it over to the professionals I’m working with to deal with my personal issues — demons, human frailties, whatever you want to call it,” said Burton, the second-ranking member of the Senate behind the lieutenant governor.
Burton also announced that he will not be running for re-election this fall after decades in the Senate.
Sen Terry Burton was inducted into the Civil Air Patrol Legislative Squadron of Mississippi Wing in March 2011 and given the rank of Major.