Madison County resident Jill Ford, a candidate for District 3 supervisor in 2015, has announced plans to run for the District 73 House of Representatives seat currently held by Cory Wilson. 

Wilson was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Wednesday by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace Kenny Griffis, who was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court to replace retiring Chief Justice Bill Waller. 

“As someone who lives, works and has raised a family in District 73 of Madison County for the past 32 years, I believe our community expects and deserves continued ethical leadership in the House” said Ford “ I will look out for, and always keep in mind, the citizens of our great county.  I have always felt a sense of responsibility to give back to my community and I can think of no better way than to take on a role of a public servant.”

Ford ran against District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen in 2015, losing by less than 40 votes. In 2016, Ford formed The Inherit Movement, an organization of women of all ages, races and denominations that traveled to pray over all 82 counties in Mississippi. 

She is the owner and broker of Ford & Company LLC and founder of Ford sits on the board of directors of Mississippi Blood Services and Partners in Christ in Madison. 

She is married to Mike Ford and is the mother of two sons, Patton and Crockett, and grandmother to Taft Ford. She is a Life Group Leader and member at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison.