2022 Legislative Session – Week 5

Here is a recap of a few highlights from this week in my role as State Senator from District 52, as well as updates from our Congressional Campaign. Fulfilling my duties as State Senator will be a top priority for me during this campaign. After all, I took an oath to honorably serve my constituents and the Constitution.

“One man with courage makes a majority.”

― Andrew Jackson

Lunch with Gwen James at The Midtowner in Hattiesburg

I had the pleasure of having lunch with one of the Hattiesburg area’s finest, Gwen James! One of the best things about this campaign is getting to develop relationships with people like Gwen. She’s a trailblazer in the real estate profession, not to mention a community leader. I look forward to more lunches with Gwen, and I appreciate her support of our campaign.

Interview with Paul Gallo on Super Talk

I appreciate Paul Gallo for having me on Super Talk earlier this week to discuss current legislative topics, including law enforcement, tax cuts, our nation’s leadership, the Senate Equal Pay bill, online sports betting and more. I also gave some insight into why I am running to be your Congressman. Click HERE to listen to the full radio show. My 24-minute segment starts at 2:07:50. Here I’m pictured with my friend House Rep. John Read from Gautier who did the earlier segment of the show.

U.S. National Debt Exceeds $30 Trillion

According to the newest report from the Treasury Department, the U.S. national debt has exceeded $30 trillion for the first time in our nation’s history. Our representatives in D.C. need to be held accountable for their reckless spending.

If elected as your Congressman, I will bring the fight to D.C. and work to balance the nation’s budget. Click HERE to watch our policy video on cutting taxes and balancing the budget.

Click HERE to read the full article from The Wall Street Journal for more information on our nation’s debt.

First Responders Caucus Hold Kick-off Press Conference, Recognize Six (6) Pieces of Legislation Moving Forward

I am grateful to be serving as the Senate Chairman of the newly formed Mississippi First Responders Caucus alongside Bubba Carpenter, serving as President, and Jeff Hale, serving as House Chair. Thursday we held the official kick-off. We started this caucus to raise the voice of first responders on the issues that matter most to them and in the process, institute policy that will benefit them for a lifetime. It’s time that they had a bigger say at our capitol. We acknowledged six pieces of legislation directly that are moving forward in the legislative process.

Click HERE to read the WLBT article that I was quoted in about the First Responders Caucus.

Visiting with Wiggins Fire Department

I enjoyed meeting with members of the Wiggins Fire Department today along with Chief Hatten. We talked about how we can help them and all first responders. I appreciate their service and dedication!

Welcome To The Team Cam!

We welcomed Cam Kinney to the team this week. Cam graduated from University of Southern Mississippi and is married to Caroline Bradley Kennedy from Agricola. Both Cam and Caroline served in the student government at the University of Southern Mississippi.

The Week Ahead

Please stay tuned for future blog posts with updates from the legislative session, District 52, community events, and our Congressional campaign. Our campaign is in full swing and as you know, getting our message out takes funding. If you would like to provide financial support, please click the button below.

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