Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lum announces run for the House.

That is run for the House, not run to the House.  Bradley Lum announced his candidacy to replace Kevin McGee in this press release:


Bradley Lum, a lifelong Mississippian and a fourth generation Rankin County resident, is pleased to announce his candidacy for Mississippi House District 59 today at Flowood City Hall. “I am honored to have the opportunity to run for this position. After much prayer and counsel, my wife and I felt God was leading us through this open door. We are excited about the opportunity to serve the residents of District 59 in West Rankin County.”

He was raised by a Baptist preacher and elementary school teacher. It was his upbringing that led him to dedicate his post collegiate career to being a teacher and coach at Brandon High School after lettering at Ole Miss in baseball. He would later move on to Hinds Community College where he continued coaching baseball while working as a liaison between student-athletes and their professors. His experiences will carry him in making important decisions for West Rankin County families. “I believe in quality education. We must maintain our high standards for education in Rankin County. The 2013 legislative session will be focused on education reforms in this state and as a former teacher in the Rankin County School District; I understand how important it is for every child to have a quality education.”

Bradley subsequently enrolled at Mississippi College School of Law to broaden his education in the legal field. While attending school, he was President of the Republican Lawyers Association, a 2011 graduate of the Jackson Leadership Initiative Program, active in Mission Mississippi and held two jobs. In August of this year, he became President and founding partner of a local firm that advises and manages professional athletes and entertainers. As a businessman, he knows what it takes to keep the quality of life strong in Rankin County and across the State. “I believe that business, education, and family work together to build solid communities. Our standard of living should remain at the top. If elected, I will to keep the state government out of our pockets and from interfering with economic growth.”

Bradley is an avid deer and duck hunter and enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He is a member of Pinelake Church in Brandon. He is married to Celeste Lum and they have a newborn daughter, Annie Monroe Lum.


Anonymous said...

For his sake, hopefully he's a better candidate than pitcher.

Anonymous said...

So, he is still a student?

Anonymous said...

Everybody's a critic.

Anonymous said...

says he prayed and God told him to do this. methinks it was more like, you pray honey while I fill out this election paperwork. charter schools in Rankin County, bet he will not take a stand.

Anonymous said...

I hearing Gibbs & Whitwell are his employer and backers?

Are they defense attourneys?

Anonymous said...

He's a practicing attorney, not a student. Nice guy, he's got my support.

Anonymous said...

He'd be wise to keep Whitwell behind the scenes because Whitwell is a major RINO.

Anonymous said...

Has he told you he was attorney?

Anonymous said...

Bradley is a good guy. Down-to-earth, reliable, hard-working, self-made, capable. Politics seem to reflect the Rankin County district. Social conservative, but not a firebrand. Doesn't have immediate name recognition of the son of a Powell or a Swales, and that'll be a disadvantage for him with the abbreviated campaign schedule. The

I'd like to see him pull it off. Definitely would be a lot better than the typical rep.

Anonymous said...

Lum is a fourth gen Rankin co. resident but went to Hillcrest?

Anonymous said...

@3:32, just kidding. Lum's a good guy, but I suspect he's behind on name id. Maybe he can run a solid ground game.

Anonymous said...

He is not an attorney.

Anonymous said...

My bad. He is not practicing law, I was mistaken. He does have higher education though, which is a plus.
Time for rankin county to have some new blood. I hope he does well.

Anonymous said...

He finishes MC law school this month. Very intelligent, honest, and moral.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see he meets all of the qualifications for Rankin County and the gang around here: REPUBLICAN, WHITE, BAPTIST, BREATHES, EATS, WALKS, TALKS ABOUT PRAYING...

Oh yea, he will make a fabulous statesman, leader, prophet, hero of Gallo and Supertalk, probably raise Mississippi's GDP in one quarter by 4 points, a true visionary!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yea ... a true visionary!!!

Anything is better than a scum sucking liberal lying Yellerdog and/or toilet seat height engineer.

Anonymous said...

8:37, you friend must truly be a product of Mississippi's education system, no doubt.

Anonymous said...

@8:26, if you want to compare, Rankin county seems to be doing just fine.... So maybe our "qualifications" seem to be working.

RankinRedneck said...

May be a good guy, but with Whitwell and Reno being his main support and mentors this race will be like running a marathon dragging a truck tire. His campaign "speech" doesn't say anything that any other candidate running in Rankin County would say. What it does do is dance all around the 'charter school' issue without answering it. Guess he is afraid Weathersby has the same kind of political heft that Nelson thought Kuykendal did in DeSoto. Hope he learns the same lesson Pat did!

Anonymous said...

I understand Scot Allen will also run

Anonymous said...

Scot Allen will not pass the 50 signatures test

Anonymous said...

Thats funny he was first to get them

Anonymous said...

is that the same guy who ran against Wood Brown?

How many votes did he get ?

Anonymous said...

I understand it is the same guy I asked a
Rankin elected official about him he said he
Got to know him and he spent less than
$1000 on that race and got 1300-1400 votes
Less than 1$ per it cost wood $9 per
He also said don't under estimate him
He said he was called out state to work most
Of that race he said this guy has deep pockets
But doesn't want to buy the job also he was
Going to vote him he told me you've got to meet this
Guy said just a good person

Anonymous said...

He came by my house when he was running
For sup not really the political type but really
Informed prob should have voted for him
Now we got tax hike

Anonymous said...

came by my house and I thought he was a idiot, he didn't know any of the issues.

Anonymous said...

Bennie Hubbard from Laurel Wood may qualify, if he does the young Lum will finish 2nd in Flowood.

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