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Senator Michael Watson announces run for Secretary of State

By: Sarah Ulmer - August 3, 2018

During an appearance on the Paul Gallo show hosted by Kipp Gregory, Senator Michael Watson announced that he will be running for the office of Secretary of State in 2019.

Watson referenced Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s speech at the Neshoba County fair when he said that he would not run again for the position of Secretary of State.

“It was pretty cool when he said that he wouldn’t seek re-election, people started booing,” Watson said. “Then he said, ‘but you will see me higher on the ballot,’ people started cheering.”

Watson is a Jackson County native and currently represents District 51 in the Mississippi Senate.

“I think the announcement that Secretary Hosemann made was a good one, I’m excited that he is moving up and really excited that he is leaving that Secretary of State race open,” Watson said. “I’ve been on the phone a great deal the last three weeks and have been very encouraged with people saying, ‘look we really like what you bring to the table, we would like to see you run for Secretary of State,’ so, I think that’s the office that I am zoned in on and I am excited about it.”

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: