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State Lawmaker, Latest Party Switcher

BILOXI, Miss. – State Rep. Randall Patterson has switched to the Republican Party, becoming the third state representative to switch and join the ranks of the GOP since the 2011 elections.

“My decision to switch parties was not made lightly, but one that was made with full confidence in the direction Republican leaders are taking Mississippi.” said Randall. “Most importantly, my decision was made with the best interests of the Coast in mind.”

Randall represents District 115, which covers Harrison County, and was first elected to the Mississippi Legislature as a democrat nearly 10 years ago. He was welcomed to the GOP Thursday afternoon by House Speaker Philip Gunn (R-Clinton) and other republicans during a press conference at Biloxi City Hall.

“I am encouraged by the growing number of Republicans in the Mississippi House of Representatives,” said Gunn.  “I believe that this is in response to the Republican agenda of promoting better jobs, sound budgeting and governing with conservative principles in mind.”

Patterson’s switch pushes the Republican majority in the Mississippi House to 66-56.

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