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ADCOCK ANNOUNCES FOR CONGRESS

Serious times call for serious leadership in American security, border protection and job creation

Today at events scheduled in Columbus, Tupelo and Southaven, aerospace businessman Sam Adcock announced his campaign to represent the people of Mississippi’s First Congressional District in the upcoming special election.

“Serious times call for serious leadership and North Mississippi needs a congressman who will stand up and fight against President Obama’s reckless policies. By making decisions based on liberal politics rather than the reality of a dangerous and confrontational world, President Obama has put our interests and allies in jeopardy abroad, and left our border unsecured and vulnerable to those who wish to do us harm on our own soil,” said Adcock, who directed defense and security policy for then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

Adcock continued, “While we have strong leadership in Mississippi, we’re also struggling against the financial insecurity of President Obama’s economic policies. We need more and better jobs in Mississippi. I know what government needs to do – and not do – to attract job creating industries. I led the effort to locate Airbus Helicopters in Columbus and now I want to do for all of North Mississippi what I did for Columbus.” Adcock resigned his position as Vice President of Airbus Helicopters in Columbus to focus on the campaign.

Adcock is a sixth-generation Mississippian with experience as a Department of Navy civilian employee managing shipbuilding and repair, Legislative Director for Senator Trent Lott, defense and security policy advisor to Lott as Majority Leader, and an executive with Daimler-Benz and its subsidiary now Airbus Helicopters. At Airbus Helicopters he oversaw the company’s Hurricane Katrina response which included flying in initial emergency relief, 22 tons of relief and recovery supplies, the establishment of an emergency field hospital and the delivery of 50,000 doses of tetanus.

Sam and his wife Carol have two sons: Austen, a freshman at Ole Miss; and Gray, a junior in high school.

3/18/15