Flag flap: Change in state flag hot topic
State Rep. Pat Nelson, R-Southaven, said he is following the wishes of his constituents who are against changing the state flag.
“My personal opinions aside, I was elected to represent them,” Nelson said. “I believe it will be discussed in January. I will represent them (constituents) as best that I can. When I was elected, I promised with the oath that I took that I was elected to represent my constituents. I try to represent them and their views. I was elected to represent them and their views. They come first. I’ve talked to as many as I could as I go door to door in my campaign. My constituents do not want to change the flag. They voted overwhelmingly in 2001 not to change the flag.”