MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - Rep. Steven Palazzo came out victorious in Tuesday's primary election for the GOP nomination for U.S. House District 4.
"Well, it never gets old," said Palazzo about his nomination win. "I mean I'm always elated (for voters) to continue to have the confidence in me to go do the job that I have been doing for seven years. I've been fighting hard, I've been working hard (and) voting the way South Mississippi wants me to vote. And I'm not just a conservative, I'm a proven conservative with my voting record. So, I think on election day that's kind of them acknowledging that they appreciate what we're doing."
Palazzo will face Democratic candidate Jeramey Anderson in November's general election. Anderson was unopposed in Tuesday's primary.
Palazzo was first elected to represent U.S. House District 4 in 2010 after serving about four years in the state House. He was sworn-in on Jan. 5, 2011.
According to his website, Palazzo is an "advocate for a strong national defense, a leader on veteran's issues and a champion for bringing fiscal common-sense back to Washington by supporting balanced budgets and pro-growth policies." He says he will continue to focus on people and conservative policy.
"I plan on continuing working alongside President Trump and securing our borders, strengthening our military after all the devastating cuts under the previous administration, providing the very best care for our veterans, protecting our second amendment right of upholding the sanctity of life and continuing to put money back in the pockets of hard-working Mississippians that (the) Republican-controlled Congress and administration has been able to do in 500 days," he said.
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, he is on multiple subcommittees, including the commerce, justice, science subcommittee, the subcommittee on agriculture and the Homeland Security subcommittee. He is responsible for allocating every dollar of federal discretionary spending.
Rose campaigned on similar causes, including opposition to abortion and support of tax cuts. Rose is also a military veteran.