Voters in four Mississippi House and Senate districts will go to the polls next Tuesday, Sept. 22, to replace their recently-retired legislators in special elections.
We need your help to spread the word about where the candidates stand on public education!
We sent special election candidates our Candidate Q&A questionnaire, asking their positions on issues like school funding, teacher pay, pre-k, and voucher schemes that take millions of dollars away from public schools to fund private academies. You can see their answers here.
Here’s where the special elections will be held:
- House District 37 covers portions of Clay, Lowndes, and Oktibbeha counties (Rep. Gary Chism has resigned from this seat)
- House District 66 covers a portion of Hinds County (Rep. Jarvis Dortch has resigned from this seat)
- Senate District 15 covers portions of Choctaw, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, and Webster counties (Sen. Gary Jackson has resigned from this seat)
- Senate District 39 covers portions of Copiah, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Walthall counties (Sen. Sally Doty has resigned from this seat)
When candidates don’t respond to our questionnaire, it sometimes means they don’t want you to know their positions on public education. But occasionally it’s just an oversight. If candidates in your district haven’t responded, ask them to do so now. Send them this link to our Candidate Q&A, and encourage them to respond right away. We will get their answers posted as soon as we receive them. If your candidate(s) did respond, be sure to use your own social media pages to share links to their answers – let’s get the word out about candidates’ positions on public education!
If you live in one of the districts listed above, check out where the candidates stand on public education, share the info with your neighbors, and be sure to vote next Tuesday!
If you don’t live in one of these districts, please send the link to our Candidate Q&A site to public education voters in those communities. Share our Facebook and Instagram posts, and retweet our tweets.
We won’t tell you which candidates to vote for (The Parents’ Campaign does not endorse candidates – that’s up to you to decide). But we will tell you what candidates have to say about their support for public schools.
Just a few minutes of your time can make a big difference in our Legislature’s support for public education. Please get involved today! Our children’s futures and our public schools depend on it. And together, we’ve got this!