Secretary of State candidate speaks to Jones County GOP Women

Secretary of State candidate speaks to Jones County GOP Women
State Sen. Michael Watson speaks to Jones County Republican Women Wednesday. Photo credit WDAM.

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Republican State Senator from Pascagoula is running for Secretary of State next year.

Michael Watson announced just last Friday he will seek that office.

He spoke to a meeting of Jones County Republican Women in Laurel Wednesday.

Current Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said he won't run for re-election, but hinted recently he might seek another statewide office.

"Secretary Hosemann has really been a hands-on Secretary of State, he's got that office spinning like a top, which is incredibly important to me because you can get right to the policy issues," said Watson. "And I've learned in my last few years in the State Legislature, I like policy a lot more than I like politics."

Watson has been in the State Senate for ten years.