Local election commissioner claims someone is trying to hurt him


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A 19-year-old elected official claims someone is trying to endanger his life by putting burn marks on his tires.

District 1 Election Commissioner, Tyler Wood said he is trying to show the community that Forrest County elected officials are not doing what is right for the people, but for themselves.

Wood also said Forrest County politicians do not like him.

"Nothing is going to stop me from fighting for the people. The only way they're going to stop me is by taking my last breath. Absolutely nothing will stop me from fighting for the voters, fighting for the people, and doing what's right for Forrest County. I'm here for the people. The people elected me. The people trusted me. And I'll do what's right by them. And I'll make sure they're taken care of," said Wood.

Wood also said he is the youngest elected commissioner in the country.

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