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Election Night in Mississippi: Congressmen head back to DC, Supreme Court seats settled, others go to run off

JACKSON, MISS– Mississippi’s incumbent congressmen are headed back to Washington D.C. to continue representing the Magnolia State. 

Congressman Trent Kelly secured the District 1 Congressional seat for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I will continue to fight the new overtime wage laws and the EPA and the things that impact our small businesses in Mississippi,” said Kelly. “I’m going to .. make sure we have the right number of personnel in our military.”

Congressman Bennie Thompson secured his District 2 Congressional seat, one he’s held since 1993. News Mississippi has reached out to Congressman Thompson for comment.

Congressman Gregg Harper said he’s excited to get back to work representing the people of the third Congressional District.

“It’s such an honor to represent our state in Congress,” said Harper. “There’s not a better state to live in, to raise a family in, to start a business in…”

Congressman Steven Palazzo will return to his seat representing the fourth district of Mississippi.

“Our plans are to continue to do the same thing we’ve been doing for the past six years,” said Palazzo. “Focus on national security.. keeping our promises to our veterans, focus on the national debt that is basically going to bankrupt this nation.”

In the state Supreme Court race, Jim Kitchens won Supreme Court District 1 Place 3, while John Brady and Bobby Chamberlin head for a Supreme Court runoff on Nov. 29th.

Justice Dawn Beam was elected to the state Supreme Court District 2 position 2, and is excited to continue her work for the children of Mississippi through ReNew Mississippi, a joint effort with gubernatorial First Lady Deborah Bryant.

“ReNew Mississippi is an effort to address the systemic problem of drug abuse within a family and how it affects our children,” said Beam. “I’m just looking forward to eight years.. to worthy projects like this.”


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