Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bradley Lum Formally Announces Candidacy

Jackson Jambalaya published Bradley Lum's campaign's formal announcement here.  The complete text is available after the jump.

The Rez News encourages all other candidates to submit their formal announcements to us for publication as well.

"BRADLEY LUM ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR DISTRICT 59 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE’S SEAT

"Bradley Lum, a lifelong Mississippian and a fourth generation Rankin County resident, is pleased to announce his candidacy for Mississippi House District 59 today at Flowood City Hall. 'I am honored to have the opportunity to run for this position. After much prayer and counsel, my wife and I felt God was leading us through this open door. We are excited about the opportunity to serve the residents of District 59 in West Rankin County.'

"He was raised by a Baptist preacher and elementary school teacher. It was his upbringing that led him to dedicate his post collegiate career to being a teacher and coach at Brandon High School after lettering at Ole Miss in baseball. He would later move on to Hinds Community College where he continued coaching baseball while working as a liaison between student-athletes and their professors. His experiences will carry him in making important decisions for West Rankin County families. 'I believe in quality education. We must maintain our high standards for education in Rankin County. The 2013 legislative session will be focused on education reforms in this state and as a former teacher in the Rankin County School District; I understand how important it is for every child to have a quality education.'

"Bradley subsequently enrolled at Mississippi College School of Law to broaden his education in the legal field. While attending school, he was President of the Republican Lawyers Association, a 2011 graduate of the Jackson Leadership Initiative Program, active in Mission Mississippi and held two jobs. In August of this year, he became President and founding partner of a local firm that advises and manages professional athletes and entertainers. As a businessman, he knows what it takes to keep the quality of life strong in Rankin County and across the State. 'I believe that business, education, and family work together to build solid communities. Our standard of living should remain at the top. If elected, I will to keep the state government out of our pockets and from interfering with economic growth.'

"Bradley is an avid deer and duck hunter and enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He is a member of Pinelake Church in Brandon. He is married to Celeste Lum and they have a newborn daughter, Annie Monroe Lum."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

who is Scott Allen?

Troy Odom said...

Here is a write-up Jim did when Scott was running for Supervisor in 2011. You will have to copy and paste the link.

http://www.thereznews.com/2011/02/scot-allen-rankin-supervisor-candidate.html

Anonymous said...

Scot is a real stand up guy hope the word on
The street is true that he's running any word???

Anonymous said...

Does any one know any thing about the powell guy
I understand his dad is on the ethics commisson that gave Kevin the sweetheart deal to go from paying $396000
To$10000 and only not do work for the state for one
Year now his son is running little fishy to me .

Anonymous said...

10:05
You are a uninformed idiot!!
Mr. Powell recused himself from hearing and participating in Kevins case.

Anonymous said...

Why????

Mike Source said...

Sweetheart deal for Kevin? Lets take a look at the sweetheart deal. First the media only presented one side of the case. Yes Mr. McGee did violate an ethics law and he owned up to that. All he did wrong was be a part owner of a family business that did work with the state. Also that company had been doing work for the state for years before McGee was elected. At no time did McGee use any influence to gain any money from the state. As a matter of fact the ethics commission investigator proved that there was absolutely no contact between McGee and any state agency. So yes he did violate an ethics law by not doing his homework in the beginning. All he would have had to do was do away with his title and sell his ownership back to the company and he would have done nothing wrong per the law. As for the $350000 he supposedly took from the state that was for goods and services that the state received a product for. If the state wanted the $350000 back it should have had to return the products that were given for the bid contracts. So you see there is much more to the "sweetheart" deal that a lot of people dont know. McGee resigning, the fine of $10000 and him leaving his families business is a pretty good penalty if you ask this ole man.

Mike Source said...

And yes Billy Powell did recuse himself from the hearing against McGee. He did so because of previous relationship with McGee and his family.

Anonymous said...

If so why resign

Anonymous said...

You can read the ruling on line the drop to $10000
Was they thout they mite not get the money out of him
The ruling was for $396000 read it !!!! Very strong case
Plea bargin....

Anonymous said...

I do know lum is a good guy
not a crook or house flipper slum
lord wanta be

Anonymous said...

He was not just part owner but pres