Mayor George Flaggs Jr. may be considering a return to the state capital; this time as lieutenant governor.
Flaggs, who retired in 2012 to run for Vicksburg mayor after serving 25 years as the state representative for District 55, said Monday on the Paul Gallo radio show he would make a decision in six months whether to seek the seat held currently by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
Vicksburg native Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, has indicated he will run for lieutenant governor.
“There’s some people who have asked me to explore the option, and I told them that I would for the next six months,” Flaggs said late Monday after a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Alderman.
Flaggs said he will pray about it and talk to his family, adding he has to determine whether he can win the statewide election and raise $2 million to finance a potential campaign.