Brice Wiggins Sets Sights on Congress with Qualifying Deadline Now Behind Him
For photos accompanying this release along with a Word document version, visit:
March 1, 2022 PASCAGOULA, Miss. – The deadline to qualify for Mississippi’s 2022 4th Congressional District race passed at 5 p.m. today. State Senator Brice Wiggins (R-Pascagoula), who recently qualified, now has his sights set on the June 7 primary election.
“As of today, the field of candidates is set. I’ve traveled the 4th District, from the Pine Belt to the Coast. I’ve talked to many people and have heard common concerns from most everyone,” said Wiggins. “D.C. is self-centered and out of touch. Spending is out of control. Inflation is on the rise. Leadership, vision, availability and accountability from the current representative for South Mississippi are non-existent or ineffective.”
Wiggins has the experience to hit the ground running from day one. A former prosecutor and current Chairman of the State Senate Judiciary A Committee and Appropriations Committee member, Wiggins gets things done. In 10 years, he has authored and passed bills written to improve the lives of all Mississippians, and now he wants to take this same drive, energy and proven effectiveness to serve our state in Congress.
Wiggins’s accomplishments at the state level include authoring and passing Mississippi’s first early education initiative, the Early Learning Collaborative Act, resulting in Mississippi being recognized as a Top 5 state in the country in early childhood education. In the area of criminal prosecution, Brice authored and passed the “Lonnie Smith Act,” which strengthened Mississippi’s child abuse laws and “Katie’s Law” allowing for DNA collection after violent felony arrests. To learn more about Brice’s results, Read His Full Bio Here.
“The citizens of the 4th District are proud of where we live and what we can be. But our current voice in Congress doesn’t match the strength and vitality of this region,” said Wiggins. “We need real leadership — someone to stand and fight for South Mississippi and our values. I’m the candidate with the experience, fortitude and credibility to get things done from day one.”
“In these remaining few weeks of the legislative session, I will be working very hard for the people of my State Senate district. And then I look forward to this next phase of our campaign. I hope to meet as many people in the 4th District as possible before June 7,” said Wiggins. “We welcome everyone to join us in this great effort on behalf of South Mississippi. Just visit our website at bricewiggins.ms.”
To learn more, volunteer, donate or otherwise support the campaign, visit bricewiggins.ms.
Follow the campaign on these social media platforms.
Mississippi State Senator Brice Wiggins (R-Pascagoula) represents District 52 of Mississippi in Jackson County, including the cities of Pascagoula, Gautier, and Ocean Springs. He is now running for Congress in Mississippi’s District 4. Brice has generations of ties to the Jackson County area, growing up in Pascagoula as the great-grandson of former mayor Ed Wiggins. He believes in giving back to his community. His current committee assignments in the Mississippi Senate are: Judiciary, Division A (Chairman); Judiciary, Division B; Appropriations; Congressional Redistricting; Corrections; Legislative Reapportionment; Education; Medicaid; Ports & Marine Resources and Public Health & Welfare.