Congressional candidate visits Meridian

Published: Mar. 26, 2018 at 8:14 PM CDT
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A man running for Congress made a stop in Meridian Monday.

Whit Hughes is running for the third Congressional district spot, which will be open after Congressman Gregg Harper announced he will retire at the end of this term. Hughes is running as a Republican on conservative values. He says there is one thing that sets him apart from other candidates.

"I've never run for office before," he says. "I'm not a career politician just looking to climb the ladder so to speak. I'm doing this because I care, and I'm doing it for the right reasons."

Hughes was deputy director of Mississippi Development Authority, has owned and operated his own consulting business and has leadership experience in health care during his years working with the administrative team for Baptist Health Systems. He says his priorities include bringing in more jobs, a stronger economy and firm leadership.

Party primary elections will be held June 5.

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