Pledges to fight for conservative policies with a servant’s heart for DeSoto

SOUTHAVEN (January 20, 2015) – Rob Goudy, Director of Operations at Getwell Road United Methodist Church in Southaven, today qualified to run as a Republican for the new House District 24 seat in DeSoto County.

“Throughout my life, I have strived to serve my community. I feel called to take that service to the House of Representatives and fight for conservative policies that will help DeSoto County families thrive through excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and pro-job growth initiatives like lower taxes and less regulation,” Goudy said.

Goudy has served as Director of Operations at Getwell Road United Methodist Church since 2006. He and his wife started and operated The Cake Lady Bakery in Southaven for nine years and he has 15 years experience with FedEx where he served in a number of roles including Manager of Outbound Operations at the Memphis Hub. Goudy earned a Master of Business Administration degree for the University of Mississippi and a bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University.

Goudy continued, “Small businesses are the largest employer in Mississippi. I understand the challenges they face and what government should do – and not do – to allow them to succeed. I also know the major impact minor regulation can have on a Fortune 100 Company, and the effect that has on a community like DeSoto County in which so many people are employed by or provide support services to a company like that.”

“I will fight for DeSoto: better schools, safer communities, lower taxes, roads and infrastructure to support job growth, a prudent state budget like our families must maintain, and our conservative values and freedoms,” said Goudy.

Goudy is married to Shelley Crawford Goudy and together they have three children: Britney Solomon Johnson, a radiology tech at Lebonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis; Hunter Solomon, a police officer in Walls; and Hannah Goudy, a sophomore at Delta State University.