Young Representative, Jeramey Anderson, Attends First Legislative Session

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Updated: 4/02/2014 7:00 pm
News 25's Mark Armstrong was also at the capitol Wednesday to talk with Moss Point resident, Jeramey Anderson. Anderson is the youngest Mississippi House member ever to serve. News 25 followed Anderson on his first day at the capitol. Anderson has now completed his first legislative session as the Representative of District 110 in the Mississippi House. News 25 followed up with Anderson and his colleagues to see how he has grown over the past few months. News 25 met with Jeramey Anderson bright and early Wednesday morning at the capitol. The representative walked News 25 through a standard day in the life of his new political career. Anderson, 22, says it has been a growing experience.

Anderson says, “It has definitely inspired me a little bit more because I love to do what I’m doing now, serving my people and serving the young people of this state as well.” Anderson’s desk mate, Charles Young Jr., (D) District 82, is impressed by the progress of the young representative. He says Anderson has learned a lot. Young also says, “A lot of the learning curve is actually through experience, so with him being a part of the process, he has been able to absorb a wealth of knowledge this year.”

Anderson says the hardest part of the job is learning the facts of life about Mississippi politics. Anderson says, “The political game, I think, is what’s the most shocking to me, seeing, and honestly being a victim of it myself, having to vote with a party to take a strong stance on an issue.” Anderson says he plans on spending at least ten years in the legislature. After that, the young representative says he has bigger plans. Anderson also says, “Then either run for Congress or run for that office right across there, and then after that will run for President.”

Anderson tells News 25 that what he is most proud of during this Legislative Session is the bill that he authored that is now sitting on Governor Bryant’s desk. If the Governor chooses to sign that bill, motorists in Mississippi will be able to purchase license plates that have the Moss Point school emblem on them. Anderson also tells News 25 that for the next Legislative Session, he is looking to author another bill, but just what the bill entails, he would not say.

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