Luckett visits Voters League

Job creation and education in Mississippi are “inextricably linked,” Clarksdale attorney and businessman Bill Luckett recently told the Voters League of Itta Bena.

Luckett is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2011. Term limits prevent Republican Gov. Haley Barbour from seeking a third term.

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and businessman Dave Dennis, a former member of the Federal Reserve Board in New Orleans, have said they’ll seek the Republican nomination for governor. No other prominent Democrats have publicly said they’ll run.

“In Mississippi, we can do anything we set our minds to, and we should aim higher,” Luckett said Thursday.

“Production of renewable fuels, improvement of roads and bridges, enhanced promotion of tourism, better-funded law enforcement, increased and innovative manufacturing efforts, and standing firmly behind our farmers means that we can — and we will — move forward.”

Luckett praised the Voters League for its upcoming voter registration rally, scheduled for March 13.

Greenwood Commonwealth