MS-04: Palazzo Begins Congressional Bid
State Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Biloxi) sent out a press release today announcing his candidacy for the Fourth District one week after making his intentions known on Gallo.
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Republican State Representative Steven M. Palazzo officially announced Tuesday, February 9th, on Supertalk MS’s Paul Gallo Show that he will seek Mississippi’s Fourth District U.S. House of Representatives seat currently held by Democrat Incumbent Gene Taylor.
Palazzo, a Mississippi Gulf Coast native, businessman, and recognized community leader who has also served in the Marine Corps Reserves and MS Army National Guard, enters the Congressional race concerned with the direction of the current leadership in the nation’s capital as well as recognizing the impact the politics of the day has had on the people of Mississippi.
“Over the past 3 years, I have become increasingly concerned with the leadership of our country, including our Congressional Representative in the Fourth District. With double digit unemployment, entire local industries at risk, our national deficit at a record high, and our troops still at war, I can no longer sit on the sidelines, and I know more needs to be done to protect our local community and our nation,” Rep. Palazzo said. Palazzo does not enter this race lightly. He seeks to help set a new direction for Mississippi and America despite the challenges we are now facing.
“After long discussions with family and friends over the issues facing our community and with a considerable amount of prayer, I made the decision to run for Congress. As a husband and father, I am running to provide our children with a brighter future. For the first time in my life, I am concerned that their future is in doubt as a result of the bitter partisanship that permeates Washington and the same-old big government approach taken by too many in Congress,” Rep. Palazzo said.
Once in Congress, Palazzo plans to leverage his background and common-sense to create good-paying jobs, fight every step of the way for South Mississippi families, seniors, veterans and for the small businesses that form the backbone of our economy. Palazzo said, “Using my experience in the public and private sector, I will work nonstop towards ensuring that solutions to our problems are enacted now, not later. I will not give you excuses for what can’t be done but instead will strive everyday for real results that benefit every resident in the Fourth District. My campaign and my service in Congress will operate under the overriding principle of PUTTING MISSISSIPPI FIRST.”
I will make Mississippians proud and I invite you to join with me as we set a new direction for the Fourth District and for America.”