HATTIESBURG, Miss. — One of Mississippi’s youngest election commissioners is stepping down, less than a year after winning the job.
WDAM-TV reports that Forrest County supervisors on Monday accepted the resignation of Tyler Wood. He was the minimum voting age of 18 when he defeated an incumbent on the five-member county commission last November.
Wood did not immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press.
Wood has been a coach for the local Special Olympics team. He said in May that he believed someone had tampered with his truck because he was trying to fight corruption in the county.