MOSELLE, MS (WDAM) - With the run off election in the Democratic race for Governor set for two weeks, candidate Bill Luckett visited WDAM on Thursday to discuss his campaign.
Luckett said his goal is to beat Republican Gubernatorial Candidate, Phil Bryant. Luckett's desire to enter the race stemmed in part from his strong opposition to having Bryant potentially take over as the state's Governor.
Luckett described Phil Bryant as lacking vision and leadership skills. Luckett said he would make appointments in state government that reflect Mississippi's diversity. As far as Luckett's campaign goes, he is currently trying to increase his visibility statewide.
Luckett is a lawyer and small business owner from Clarksdale. He is facing Hattiesburg's Mayor, Johnny DuPree, in the upcoming Democratic runoff election for Governor. Luckett said fundamentally the two men share similar views, but differences do exist.
According to Luckett, "Mayor DuPree has about 20 years in public service as an elected official and I have none. I have been in the private sector making payroll. I've done that all my life, trying to rebuild my own hometown. I've done that with my own money, my own tools and my own sweat. I've done things myself as opposed to with government. So that's the difference as I see it."
Earlier this week, Mayor Johnny DuPree said he is running on his own record and not talking about other candidates.
Again, the runoff election between Bill Luckett and Johnny DuPree is on August 23rd. You can catch Bill Luckett's complete interview Monday on News Seven Today.