As you know, this is a very important election year, not only for Mississippi, but the neighboring cities that we call home. My wife, Vickey and I cherish the community our sons Hunter and Sadler have grown up in and where we hope they will one day raise their families as we have.

DeSoto County is where I have spent 19 years of my professional career as an agent with Farm Bureau Insurance Company, protecting the lives and homes of thousands of families like yours. In 2013, I took a position with Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance where I now meet the needs of businesses and organizations within our community and throughout our state.

In addition to my years of faithful service protecting others in the insurance industry, I am also a founding member of the Hernando Youth Football Association (HYFA), a resident of DeSoto County for three decades, a sixth generation Mississippian and a dynamic contributor in the theatre community.

I take great responsibility in safeguarding our community. It is my goal to protect our roots and cherish our history as a caretaker for future generations, a foundation of my campaign for alderman when I embarked on the journey of selfless service in 2013. I have since been blessed to forge some great relationships with like-minded individuals in this capacity, and I am honored at the trust Hernando has placed in me to put conservative policies in place at the city level.

Now is the time to embrace another opportunity to serve the hard-working people of our community, and I wanted you to be one of the first to know. After overwhelming encouragement from others to Vickey and me, I put in for the job of State Senate, District 1 this past week.

I am pleased with the work we have accomplished in Hernando; I look forward to expanding my expe- rience as an alderman and my work in the private sector to all of District 1 and our neighboring communities (Bridgetown, Lewisburg, Hernando, Nesbit, Love, Eudora, Lake Cormorant and Cockrum).

These adjoining communities are favored by many for their sense of safety and quality of life that is offered to their residents. However, with the completion of I-269, our district must be prepared for the challenges we will face now and in the future. We must turn those challenges into opportunities to safeguard the ‘small town charm’ and quality of life for both current and future residents.

My focus as Senator will always remain on protecting those who are beginning a family, building a forever home, or hiring an employee in District1, the pinnacle of DeSoto County. I trust that you’ll read through my conservative platform and the issues for our district and advise me of any personal concerns that you may have along the way.