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Newman receives Auto Dealers endorsement

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Tanner Newman, a Republican candidate for Northern District Public Service Commissioner, has received the endorsement of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association (MADA), his campaign has announced. Newman, of Tupelo, is running against state Rep. Chris Brown (R-Nettleton) for the party nomination and election with no Democratic opposition for the seat.  

“We believe that Tanner Newman is the right choice to serve as the next Northern District Public Service Commissioner,” said MADA president Marty Milstead. “The communities and customers that our automobile dealerships serve support candidates that will join us in working to move Mississippi forward.”

MADA represents 218 automobile dealerships throughout the state. These small businesses collectively provide 18,458 jobs, with an average earning of $73,632 per employee. 

“North Mississippi’s success is the result of our longstanding tradition of collaboration and strong partnerships between policymakers and industry stakeholders,” Newman said. “Together, we will continue to move Mississippi forward by working to foster an environment that promotes sustainable growth, innovation, and economic stability.” 

Newman said that, If elected, he aims to use his expertise and knowledge to advocate for policies that support economic development, improve infrastructure, and ensure reliable and affordable utility services for all Mississippians.

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