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Black to make another run for Congress

Olive Branch businesswoman Dianne Black has qualified for another run at U.S. Congress in Mississippi’s First Congressional District as a Democrat.

Black and Matt (Bronco) Williams of Hernando are the two Democrats who have qualified thus far to run against incumbent Congressman Trent Kelly (R). The primary election is on Tuesday, March 12 and the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5.  

Dianne Black

“Our democracy is on the line and I am willing to represent Mississippi in the House of Representatives,” Black said. “If elected, I plan to vote in favor of supporting President Biden’s excellent policies and thriving economy. President Biden’s record of accomplishment for the American people is unparalleled. The Biden-Harris administration is to be commended.” 

The American Rescue Plan, infrastructure investments, inflation reduction, and gun safety legislation are among the issues Black says she supports. 

This will be the second time Black has run for Congress, becoming the first African American woman to run, and win, a contested primary for Congress in 2022. Dianne has owned and operated a small business for over 40 years in Olive Branch.

Dianne Black was the Treasurer for the MS Early Voting Initiative Org. (BI78), is a member of the DeSoto Marshall County Federation of Democratic Women, The DeSoto County NAACP, the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce, and the Psi Beta Zeta Amicae Chapter in Southaven. 

Black is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the St. Luke Church of God in Christ, pastored by Elder Earl Allen Shannon. Dianne is a contributing member of the following organizations: Ida B. Wells Museum,  USO (a military organization), World Vision ( a humanitarian organization), and Christian United for Israel. Charter Member of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.  

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