Small business owner, a visible community leader, and DeSoto County Republican Party Chairman Kevin Blackwell has filed the necessary paperwork to run for the state Senate District 19 post.
“Mississippi faces unique financial, economic and educational challenges that necessitate common sense, business-minded solutions,” Blackwell said. “With over 30 years as a healthcare executive and owner of three small businesses, I possess a diverse set of business skills coupled with conservative values that will enable me to serve the citizens and advance the interests of DeSoto and Marshall counties.”
Blackwell said as a state legislator, there is pro-business legislation that he will help champion.
“I think one of the biggest things that we need to look at are the taxes that small business owners face and help remove some of the barriers to them even getting into business,” Blackwell said.