We had been hearing that a Tea Party challenger could be in the works for 4th District Congressman Steven Palazzo. Conventional wisdom said such a challenger would come from the Coast, however a Hattiesburg man has stepped forward to seek the seat.

Ron Vincent is running for Congress. Here’s his background from his new campaign website www.ronvincent.com:


Mississippi State University, BS Electrical Engineering

Native Mississippian, Born in Hattiesburg and have a birth certificate to prove it.


June 2010 to present, established the Pine Belt Republican Club in Hattiesburg, MS; Retired field engineer for GE Energy; 15 years of experience in International Business in both Western and Eastern Europe


Member of Main Street Baptist Church; Current organizer of 912 Project Hattiesburg; Read, speak and understand German Language; Green Belt Six Sigma (GE Standard); Commercial Multi-engine Pilot, with Instrument and Flight Instructor ratings; Amateur Extra Class, ham radio license; Three years Military Service in US Army as Radio Operator, Honorable Discharge