Senator Harkins announces re-election bid to Senate Seat
State Senator Josh Harkins announced plans to seek re-election to State Senate District 20, covering Flowood, Brandon, Pelahatchie, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, Leesburg and Pisgah.
“I am humbled and honored by the support of citizens of District 20,” says Senator Harkins. “Allowing me to serve as their voice in Jackson is a responsibility I have not taken lightly. I have worked hard to represent District 20 over the last four years to promote less government interference, lower taxes, economic development and growth and strong public safety for our citizens. I will continue to promote our conservative principles in my next term.”
As a commercial developer and real estate broker, Senator Harkins knows the importance of sound financial management in State Government.
“Four years ago, I promised to do my part to run state government like a business,” says Senator Harkins. “I am now pleased to report the State’s financial standing is on solid ground. We have filled the rainy day fund and are better prepared for unexpected financial emergencies. I will continue to work for the entire state to promote sound financial decisions in Mississippi.”
As a devoted father of two, Senator Harkins has been a leader in promoting education reform, focusing on results, achievements and accountability.
“Our children deserve the best opportunities at a quality education,” says Senator Harkins.
A life-long resident of District 20, Senator Harkins was instrumental in passing legislation to give Pearl River Valley (PRV) District residents a unified voice by creating a PRV board, composed by a majority of lease holders. He also shepherded legislation through the Senate to create an Overlay District to protect property values and the quality of life for district residents.
Senator Harkins has been recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Realtors, a Business and Jobs Champion by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC), and received an “A” rating by the National Rifle Association.
Harkins is a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School and Mississippi State University. He is a member of the Flowood Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for River Oaks Hospital, but most importantly, is the “Coach” of his daughter’s soccer team.
Senator Harkins and his wife, Andrea, live in Flowood with their daughters, Emerson and Carlysle.
Josh Harkins Press Release