HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Democratic candidate for Congress in the 4th District officially kicked off his campaign in Hattiesburg Saturday morning. State representative Jeramey Anderson of Moss point hosted a rally downtown at the Historic Train Depot.
"Onward" is his campaign theme.
"No more of doing the old ways, no more of thinking this regressive thought," said Anderson. "We're moving onward towards a new Mississippi, towards a new, innovative and progressive way of thinking."
Anderson said his campaign will focus on issues like job creation and public education, along with homeland and economic security.
"Job creation is going to be a the top of our list, public education, making sure we're protecting that," Anderson said. "At the same time, my degree is in Homeland Security, so we're tackling homeland security and economic security, making sure folks feel safe in their home, feel safe in their schools, but at the same time, they're able to get good-paying jobs."
Anderson has a B.A. degree in Homeland Security from Tulane University.
He represents the 110th House District and was first elected in 2013, at the age of 21.
The general election will be held on Nov. 6.