BRANDON RUE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 102
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Brandon Rue
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Brandon Rue
Growing up in Mississippi, I have always heard my peers talk so much about how they want to leave Mississippi as soon as possible. I hear all the stories of people talking about how bad they think Mississippi is and how it will never get better. I don’t have that mindset. Mississippi is my home and I’m not willing to just pack up and leave. I have decided to run for State Representative House District 102 because its time for change here in Mississippi. We as a state have a lot of opportunities to grow and I am willing and ready to help us grow.
I am not a career politician or a partisan politics insider; I am a college student and a product of public schools and community mentors. During my time in college I have learned that not may of my peers have hope in Mississippi nor do they have hope in our government. Despite this unfortunate mindset I have worked hard to engage my peers and I now believe that the University of Southern Mississippi is seen as a University that votes!
Mississippi has a lot of opportunities to grow but we are not going to grow overnight. It is going to take time and its going to take us working together. We have to stop caring only about party politics and start talking about real issues. We have issues that everyone should be able to get behind. I am running for mental health funding and awareness. I am running for education reform in our state. I am running for equal rights for EVERYONE. It truly is time for change in Mississippi and we have to work together to create change.
From the very first day I announced my intention to run, I have been shown tremendous support and it is really humbling and appreciated. Your support has given life to our campaign and I ask that you continue to support us on this journey as we try to move Mississippi forward. It takes a village to create change, will you be apart of the village? There’s no more time to waste the time is now! Please feel free to message the campaign with any suggestions, questions or concerns. Your input is so important to us and we want to hear from you. Please join us on this journey for a better Mississippi and a better 102. I am Brandon Rue YOUR candidate for House District 102.
ABOUT BRANDON RUE
Brandon Rue is a native of Meridian, MS. He is a Communications Studies Major with a Double Minor in Political Science and Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi. At the age of 17, Brandon accepted his calling in the ministry as a Minister of the gospel in his hometown of Meridian, MS. Here he served as the youth minister and worked closely with the pastor. Brandon now volunteers at West Point Baptist Church in Hattiesburg MS, where he teaches the youth’s Christian development classes. Brandon’s passion for the youth is not only in the church, he has founded a non-profit organization known as Elevate. This organization was charted in February of 2018. The organization was founded to promote leadership and empowerment, provide exposure to a variety of career options, promote pro-social behavior, and endorse the importance of being responsible. The organization completes these objectives by working with 5th grade students at Woodley Elementary School in Hattiesburg, MS.
Home: Madison, MS
Occupation: attorney, former U.S. representative, former U.S. secretary of agriculture
Mike Espy in 1986 was elected Mississippi's first African American to serve in Congress since Reconstruction and served in the U.S. House from 1987 to 1993, handily winning re-election three times by wide margins.
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