Hickman wins Senate District 32 race

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 9:08 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Attorney Rod Hickman won the runoff with Dr. Minh Duong to represent Senate District 32 for the next two years. The complete but unofficial vote Tuesday night had Hickman with 60% of the vote.

“I’m very excited this is something that we’ve worked for, it wasn’t given to us, it wasn’t easy. Me and my team have worked very hard so we’re very excited to reap the fruit of our labor. It’s been a long process. I’ve met a lot of people. The most amazing about campaigning for any position for me is meeting people and I’ve made so many connections that I will have to keep me accountable in this role and people that I will answer to throughout my term as senator for District 32,” said Senate elect, Rod Hickman.

Hickman said meeting the people in their communities and knocking on over 8,000 doors, helped people get to know him as a candidate.

Hickman said he now looks forward to advocating for the education system, expanding Medicaid to keep rural hospitals open, and expanding broadband internet.

“With me coming into the middle of the term, in just a few weeks we’ll be heading to the capital into session and so I’ll be getting ready for that. I’ve gotten calls from several Senators and representatives already that said they’re willing to show me the ropes and help me get acclimated into that. But more than that I’m going to be visible in district 32 I want to get to know people I didn’t meet because I’m going to serve the entire district 32 whether they supported our campaign or not. I’m excited to serve you, I’m excited to be your state senator and you have an advocate in me,” said Hickman.

Sen. Sampson Jackson created the vacancy when he retired on June 30, with two and a half years left in the term. Jackson, of Kemper County, held the seat for 29.5 years. He endorsed Hickman after the field of nine candidates was narrowed to two.

Senate District 32 will be on the 2023 ballot when all state and county offices will be again decided by voters.

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