Marshall Ramsey, Cartoonist at Clarion Ledger

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This year’s winner for Best Public Figure, Marshall Ramsey, says the harder you work, the more likely you are going to have a job.

He works pretty hard, which is probably why he has so many jobs: political cartoonist, TV and radio show host, author, speaker and now editor-at-large for Mississippi Today, a Ridgeland-based news website. He began this chapter after 22 years at The Clarion-Ledger.

“When I started in Jackson, they told me I could make the job what I wanted, and I found out early on, if people knew who you were, they’d pay attention to (your work),” Ramsey says.

Cable networks paid attention when four of his cartoons went viral in 2018.

Even with all that, Marshall says, “getting out to meet people” face-to-face is his favorite part of the job. —Dawn Dugle

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