During a visit to Booneville Thursday, former Gov. William Winter gave his endorsement to Travis Childers, Democratic candidate for the 1st District House of Representatives seat.
Winter described Childers, whom he has known throughout Childers’ public career and most of his life, as a “model public official.”
“He knows the people’s needs and has spent his life working for people in this district,” Winter said. “This will give him a chance to extend his influence by going to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he will truly be the people’s voice.”
The governor’s education priority also has been Childers’ priority throughout his career, Winter said.
“We need Travis Childers to be a spokesman for education,” he said.
“I am deeply humbled and appreciative of Gov. Winter’s endorsement and support,” Childers said. He criticized his Republican opponent, Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, for voting to uphold then-Gov. Kirk Fordice’s veto of the Mississippi Adequate Education Act while in the Legislature in 1997.
“I’ve always supported public education, and I will continue my strong record in Congress,” Childers said.
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