Former Chip Pickering aide John Rounsaville was in Meridian Thursday to open his local campaign headquarters at 2212 9th Street.
Rounsaville says his youth means he can stay in Congress long enough to develop seniority. And he says his experience as a congressional aide, combined with his time as the director of the state USDA Rural Development office, give him the right experience.
"I've worked for the last ten years, working on Capitol Hill and on the state level under Gov. Haley Barbour, working on projects important to east Mississippi, said Rounsaville. "Projects like the Riley Center, like issues important to NAS Meridian, building up the infrastructure at the base to protect it from BRAC. "
Rounsaville lives in Madison.