REALTOR® appointed to workers comp board

formbyRep. Mark Formby
District 108- Pearl River

Pearl River County REALTOR® Rep. Mark Formby was recently appointed to the three-member Workers Compensation Commission by Gov. Phil Bryant.

The commission oversees and manages workers compensation insurance companies and claims.

In 1993, Formby, a former staffer with U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, obtained his real estate license and was elected state representative for Mississippi House District 108.

In 2002, he and a business partner opened Magnolia State Realty in Pearl River County, and in 2005 he established his own company, Formby Realty. He has been a REALTOR® and representative for the last 25 years.

The six-year appointment is a full-time job located in Jackson. Formby will vacate his state house seat and a special election will be held.

Formby will continue to oversee his realty company with a full-time broker managing the day-to-day activities.

Formby, 60, is married to Rita, his wife of 24 years. They have two children: Rebekah, 10, and Eli, 9.