Pearl River County Democrats and Federation of Democratic Women Hit the Ground Running

     If you ever wanted to get excited about politics in Mississippi, it’s time.  We have an exciting field of candidates to fill Mississippi’s Congressional seats from all Districts and the Senate.  The next few weeks leading up to the Senatorial Primary on June 5th will be filled with getting our message to all citizens of Pearl River county.  Our first endeavor will be our informational booth at the Picayune Street Fair April 6 & 7.  Volunteers are needed to man the booth on both days.  Please consider taking an hour or two.  It’s fun!                     

     Next up, the Federation of Democratic Women’s Spring Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 14 from 8 – 3.  Volunteers and sale items are needed.  If you can help on either count, please contact Agnes or Ruthie at the numbers below. 

     May 19th brings our Ice Cream Social which will provide the citizens of Pearl River County an opportunity to meet our 4th Congressional Candidate Jeramey Anderson, and our Senatorial candidates as well.  We are also designing a PRC shirt that we can where to our events.  Again, if you are interested, please contact Ruthie. 

     This is an exciting time in Mississippi this federal election season.  And if that is not enough, former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy has announced his candidacy for the Senate seat being vacated by Thad Cochran.  This candidacy will thrust Mississippi into the national spotlight since Pres. Bill Clinton has agreed to be a part of Sec. Espy’s campaign.  At the recent Mississippi Democratic Party meeting in Jackson, Espy revealed that other high profile individuals will be joining his campaign. 

     Yes, this is going to be an exciting elections season and one we hope will catapult us into statewide wins in 2019.  If you need assistance with Democratic Party issues, please contact Agnes Dalton at 601-746-6020 or  If you need information regarding the Federation of Democratic Women, please contact Ruthie Long at 985-788-1158 or

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.  – President Barack Obama






Rep. Jeramey Anderson Declared Nominee for 4th Congressional District Representative Seat




Rep. Jeramey Anderson is now the democratic nominee for United States Congress, MS-04.

This CAMPAIGN isn’t about electing a REPREStENTIVE in name only. It’s about electing REPRESENTATION for YOUR VOICE always!

#Onward #JerameyForCongress #Midterms

Watch Jeramey’s video.  Check out or very own Ruthie Long front and center.

Six Mississippi Democrats to Face-off in Primary June 5th


There were questions earlier as to whether the Democratic Party would qualify viable candidates for federal offices this year. That has been answered with a resounding YES!

This is the new Mississippi Democratic Party.

Following a very successful fundraising year, we have seen a renewed excitement in Mississippians who are universally tired of the same old politics. Democratic candidates offer a distinct difference to other parties candidates.

Democrats continue to ask ‘if the breadwinner loses their job today can they find a new one tomorrow right here at home’? When students graduate, will they find a job at home? If the answer is no then it’s time to join with Democrats who have plans to fix those problems.

The Republican leadership in DC and Jackson have failed our Mississippi economy. Our roads and bridges are in shambles, infrastructure is crumbling and cuts to healthcare and education force higher taxes at the local level on working families. There are fewer jobs in Mississippi today than after the 2007 Great Recession.

There is less money in our state’s coffers because Republican leadership has an institutional problem of giving away our tax dollars to their corporate buddies in the form of special tax break legislation and outright grants. These corporate donors will be the same ones scratching the backs of Republican candidates this season in the form of political contributions.

Democrats stand ready to answer questions truthfully because they offer logical and reasonable solutions to government problems. No spinning here! We encourage everyone, whether Democratic, Republican, or independent – those who want a real change in government – to step forward and vote in the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, June 5th.


                 Howard Sherman, Meridian
             Rep. David Baria,                               Bay St. Louis


    Rep. Omeria Scott,                     Laurel


               Jensen Bohren,  Benton


 Victor Maurice, Pass Christian
       Jerone Garland, Kosciusko



PRCDEC Secretary and Long Time Democrat Passes

      On Friday, February 23, 2018 our party lost a true friend.  Pat has been fighting a terrible disease for a long time and now it is time for her to rest.  She served her church, her community, her 4-H club and our Pearl River County Democrats.  She was a good friend to all of us and will be terribly missed.

Services for Pat will be Friday, March 2 at Hart’s Chapel Church in Derby.  Viewing is 10 – 11 a.m. Service to follow at 11 a.m.  Repast will be at the church.

Supervisor Donald Hart Proposes Well-Needed Community Center for District 1

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Donald Hart added 2 new photos.

I posted earlier this morning about the voting precinct/community center that we want to build on the old site of Beech Street apartments. This is a snapshot of what we desire to do and the rendering. The size really depends on how much we are able to raise. Go fund me page and fundraising letter coming in a little while. #getready#ibelieve #wearedistrictone #united

Legislative News from Jay Hughes

JUDGE POLITICIANS BY ACTIONS – not by promises, words or spin. Bills that died in the HOUSE Committees this week (meaning they were not allowed to be voted on in the committee, or out of the committee, so no way to know who would have voted how):
CLASSROOM SUPPLIES: Require all $36 Million taxes collected have to ACTUALLY be used for classroom supplies, instead of only $12 Million (HB395)
SALES TAX DIVERSION to Counties (18.5% like cities) for Roads & Bridges HB4, 191, 394
VO-TECH Education Programs in Each School District (HB15)
TESTING: Replace end-of-subject exams with ACT (HB25, HB411, HB719, HB939, HB982, HB996)
TEACHERS: Allow to serve in legislature without suspending retirement benefits (HB408)
DYSLEXIA COORDINATOR in each School District (HB25)
PAY RAISES FOR TEACHERS & Teacher Assistants (HB103HB536, HB699)
VACCINES – Allow religious exemption like 47 other states (HB1505)
Pay raises for HIGHWAY PATROL (HB264)
NOAH’S LAW: Minors could not purchase pure caffeine tablets/powder (HB1285) (Passed the House unanimously the last two years, only to be killed by Lt. Gov. Reeves)
PRIVACY: Require Secretary of State to use last 4 of DL# or ID# instead of SSN (HB397)
NURSE PRACTITIONERS: Broaden scope of practice (HB1275, HB398)
DIVORCE – Allow “Separation” as a ground, for spouses being forced to stay married long after they separated (HB1340)
FIRE PROTECTION – Divert half of homeowner insurance premium tax back to counties to improve fire rating and lower home insurance premiums (HB741)
DONATIONS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Allow tax deduction and specific use of the donation (HB409)
EQUAL PAY for Women (HB1257, HB1258 & HB717) (BUT: When actually offered as an amendment on the floor Friday, in the light of day, the Amendment passed almost 2-1. NOW, let’s See what Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves thinks about equal pay for women and whether he will allow the bill to be brought up for a real vote)
MORE on PRIORTIES when we see what Bills are allowed to actually be voted on in the House and the Senate. Each chamber has until Thursday to vote on bills on their respective calendars (the ones that made it out of committees).
Jay Hughes
It ALL starts with education!