Sen. Will Longwitz Announces Re-Election Bid
Longwitz Announces Re-Election Bid for State Senate Seat;
Senator Aims to Build on Legislative Success
MADISON . Sen. Will Longwitz (R-Madison) announced today that he will seek re-election to State Senate District 25, which includes Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson. He released the following statement:
"I want to thank the voters of Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson for allowing me the honor of serving as their State Senator. Working together, we have held the line on spending and we have pushed back against a federal government that thinks they know better than we do.
"We have made our top priorities protecting small business, creating jobs by helping Nissan expand and protecting children by tracking and punishing those who would commit crimes against them.
"I'm proud of the work we've done, but there is still work left to do. That's why I'm asking for your support again. If you'll trust me to continue to represent you, I'll keep fighting to improve our schools, strengthen our state's economy and defend our way of life."
Longwitz has earned a reputation as a legislator who can get laws passed for his constituency. His bills have helped create jobs, fight public corruption, improve public safety and protect victims of domestic violence. He has earned an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association, and has worked to make adoption easier. An attorney with his own law practice in Ridgeland, he has been recognized as an effective legislator.
Longwitz was first elected to the Mississippi State Senate in 2011, the year Republicans took control of the Senate, House and Governorship of Mississippi for the first time since Reconstruction. He is a member of the Finance, Judiciary A, Insurance, Business and Financial Institutions, Ethics and County Affairs committees, and is Vice Chairman of the Senate Constitution Committee.
A product of Mississippi public schools, Longwitz is a strong advocate for good public education. He has been recognized as a Business and Jobs Champion by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC), and was named Senate Legislator of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Realtors for his advocacy of property rights issues.
He a member of the Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club, the Madison County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bicentennial Commission and he sits on the Tulane University Public Advisory Board. He is an Eagle Scout. Longwitz and his wife Leigh Ann live in Madison with their two daughters.