RELEASE:

Bobby Patrick Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Columbus, MS (February 25th, 2015) Bobby Patrick announced today that he has qualified with the Mississippi Republican Party as a candidate in the Republican Primary election for Senator of the 17th District.

Patrick is a retired State Farm Insurance agency owner who is seeking election to Mississippi Senate District 17. He retired in 2011 after 38 1?2 years of representing State Farm Insurance in Columbus. Bobby is married to Patsy and they have three daughters and seven grandchildren. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Columbus where he has served as President of his Sunday School Class and has served on numerous committees. He presently serves as a Deacon and is a past Chairman of Deacons. Patrick has a heart for Christian service, as he is also a member of the Columbus Emmaus Community and The Gideons.

His public service includes 15 years of serving as Chairman of the Selective Service System for Lowndes, Clay and Chickasaw Counties, serving on the Board of the Red Cross, past president of The Magnolia Kiwanis Club of Columbus, a member of the Odd Fellows, a Master Mason with York and Scottish Rite degrees, as well as a Shriner and has served three years as President of Lake Norris Fishing Club. Bobby is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received a degree in Political Science in 1968 and where he also played baseball.

Patrick has a strong sense of giving back to his community and feels his service to the community will give strength to our educational system, our economic base, a desire for a strong regional hospital, and the welfare of all of our citizens. “As a retired businessman, I have no other vocation that will impede my total and complete service to the voters of Lowndes and Monroe County.” Patrick said.

“In the Republican Primary on August 4th, 2015 I humbly ask the voters of the 17th District for their vote to allow me the opportunity to serve as their full time Senator in Lowndes and Monroe Counties,” he said.

2/25/15