- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - 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.

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