City of Jackson Ward 4 Councilman De’Keither Stamps wants to bring his military experience to the PSC Central District Seat, to find efficient and cost-effective ways to expand utilities across the state of Mississippi.

The Learned native said his military training–which involved setting up base camps in the Middle East to have full utilities in just months–would be a great asset to the position.

As a councilman, Stamps said he is focused on strengthening municipalities, and that wouldn’t change if elected to the Public Service Commission Central District Seat.

“Municipalities and school districts have large tracts of property. And there are operations out there that are leasing property for $1,500 an acre,” said Stamps. “I know most of these school districts have at least a couple hundred acres, just sitting there.”

Stamps proposing that school districts can utilize that land for solar farms–which in turn would feed money back into the municipality. This, he said, is already happening in Meridian.

Stamps’ platform also includes expanding high-speed internet access in Mississippi. If elected, Stamps aims to put a plan in place that would have high-speed internet all across Mississippi within a decade.

“Everyone agrees on utilities,” said Stamps. “One of the only things separating us from a third world country is utilities…and in today’s world, high-speed internet access.”

Councilman Stamps faces Brent Bailey, Ryan Brown, Nic Lott, Dot Benford, and Bruce Burton in the race for the Mississippi Public Service Commission Central District Seat. The primary election is set for August 6.