HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - State Senate District 44 candidate, John Polk, was the guest speaker Tuesday at a meeting of the Forrest-Lamar County Republican women.
Polk, a small business owner and Republican from Lamar County, explained that he is running for the office because he fears the future is not as bright for his grandchildren as it was for him as a young man in the 1960's.
John Polk explained his positions on the issues during a meeting of the Republican women at Oak Grove's Movie Star Restaurant. Polk said some issues he is particularly invested in are improved state budgeting and job creation.
He explained that as a business owner of Polk's Meat Products, he knows what strategies work to help get people employed.
According to John Polk, "There are 45-thousand small businesses in Mississippi. Those small businesses employ people. If we got each one of those small businesses to be able to employ two people, we'd have 90-thousand new jobs. And that is how many Nissan's how many Toyota's? It would be so great and all we've got to do is make some small changes in some rules and regulations maybe some tax codes that would make it really advantageous for that small business to grow."
John Polk is facing one other opponent in this race. He is fellow Republican and businessman, Tim Ryan. The 2011 primary election is set for August second.