Monday, December 17, 2012

Brent Powell Announces Candidacy


Brent Powell released his formal announcement for House District 59.  It reads verbatim below:

Brent Powell Announces for THE MISSISSIPPI HOUSE OF Representative District 59 OPEN SEAT


BRANDON, MS - Business owner and Rankin County native Brent Powell has officially announced his candidacy for State Representative – District 59.  Powell, a Republican, will be running in a special election on January 8, 2013 to fill the recently vacated House seat. 

Powell, a 40-year resident of the Reservoir area, is a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School.  He attended Mississippi State University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Forest Management.  He has been a licensed real estate broker and licensed forester for 17 years.  Powell is a small business owner, a managing member of three real estate investment companies, and a director of Powell Petroleum, Inc.  He is an avid outdoorsman and a former volunteer fireman, emergency medical technician and rescue diver with the Reservoir Fire Department.


Powell knows the needs of District 59 and will provide the strong, conservative leadership that is expected.  He will promote legislative action to enhance the quality of living and business prosperity for his hometown district.  He will listen to, and work for, the citizens that helped make him the man he is today.

Mississippi House District 59 includes the Reservoir area, as well as Fannin, Northshore, Oakdale, Grants Ferry, Holbrook, Flowood and parts of the Castlewoods and Crossgates/Brandon area. The bulk of the district is represented in the Mississippi Senate by Senator Josh Harkins (District 20), who has endorsed Powell for the House seat. Powell has also received the endorsements of Governor Phil Bryant and U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper.

Powell has been married for 14 years to the former Natasha Goff of Corinth, an educator and community volunteer, and is the proud father of Blake (13) and a Mattie Frances (9). They are active members of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If elected, can we talk him into introducing a bill to RENAME the Ross Barnett Reservoir to something more befitting a state that's trying to move beyond it's racist past?