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Home Builders Association PAC endorses Newman 

Tanner Newman, Republican candidate for Northern District Public Service Commissioner, has received the endorsement of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi BuildPAC.

The endorsement highlights Newman’s record as the Director of Development Services for the City of Tupelo, where he collaborated with builders and developers to streamline processes and foster a more efficient and business-friendly environment for the construction industry.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi BuildPAC,” Newman said. ” This endorsement reflects our shared commitment to promoting responsible and sustainable growth in Mississippi. I am proud of the strides we have made in Tupelo, and I am excited to bring my experience and dedication to the Public Service Commission.”

At the same ceremony, Pat Nelson, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi, presented the campaign with a $1,000 contribution from the PAC. 

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