On Saturday, State Representative Sonya Williams-Barnes officially launched her campaign for a third term.
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy and State Representative Jeramey Anderson were on hand to speak on behalf of Representative Williams-Barnes.
Williams-Barnes was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2011 and is also an elected chairperson of the Mississippi Black Caucus.
Williams-Barnes is satisfied with the job that she’s done over the past eight years, however, she knows that there is more that can be accomplished. “I just feel my job is not done, not just yet. I’ve gotten a lot of things accomplished, but there’s so much that I know that I will be able to do if elected this next time, when elected this next time.”
Anderson said, “Consistency is everything to me and Representative Barnes has exemplified that throughout her service in the legislature. She said in her speech, you know, what she stands for, what she doesn’t stand for and we need more people like that.”
The general election for the Mississippi House of Representatives takes place this November.