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Hopper will challenge Blackwell for state Senate

Photo credit: Walter Hopper III on Facebook

Hernando resident and former DeSoto County Conservative Coalition board member Walter Hopper III Wednesday made official a candidacy for state Senate in District 19. 

In his announcement, Hopper said he wants to work for a brighter future for Mississippi.  

“As your Senator, I will fight for the hardworking people of Mississippi by advocating for lower taxes, improved education, greater individual rights, and term limits for our elected officials,” Hopper said. “My goal is to pass legislation that eliminates the state income tax, reinstates American values in our classrooms, upholds the right of parents to choose their children’s path, and ensures that our politicians are held accountable to the people they serve.”

Hopper currently works as a project manager and insurance specialist at Pro Shingle Professional Roofing Company in Southaven.  

“It’s time for Mississippi to once again put its citizens first by electing a leader who will stand up for their rights and freedoms, and fight to make sure that our government is of the people, by the people, and for the people,” Hopper said.  

Hopper has qualified as a Republican and is running against incumbent Sen. Kevin Blackwell (R-Southaven) in the August primary election on Aug. 8. A candidate qualified on the Democratic side as Sandy Kerr will await the winner of the August primary in the Nov. 7 general election.  

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