Three governor candidates visit north Mississippi

Three Republican candidates running for Mississippi governor were in north Mississippi on Monday.

Posted: Jun 24, 2019 11:01 PM
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 9:16 AM

UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Three Republican candidates running for Mississippi governor were in north Mississippi on Monday.

Bill Waller Jr. and Robert Foster were at the Union County Courthouse campaigning.

Waller started with his topic of education.

“Our number one issue is education, and our school teachers are the lowest paid in the nation,” Waller explained. “We got an election year pay raise, and so I want to lead the state, and I think whatever we can do every year, I want to make it a priority.”

Waller also said he wants to find a better source of funding for Mississippi’s roads and bridges.

Healthcare was also on his agenda.

“We’ve got to have accessible health care. No industry is going to relocation, and no one is going to move if you don’t have a good hospital,” Waller said.

Foster had other things on his list to talk about.

“There are two really big ones,” Foster said. “One is we got to get vo-tech back into every single high school. Not everybody is not meant to go to college. We have to give our children options, and we have to give them options while they are in high school.”

His second topic was about moving away from personal income taxes.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was in Tupelo at Trigger Time talking about Second Amendment rights.

“I support the Castle Doctrine,” Reeves explained. “It allows us to ensure that if someone enters our home unknowingly and unwilling to try to commit a crime, we can protect ourselves and our family.”

Voting for the Republican primary will take place on August 6.

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