MEADVILLE — Meadville Mayor Lane Reed plans to run for the state Senate seat currently held by fellow Republican Melanie Sojourner of Natchez.
Reed, a 44-year-old lawyer became mayor last year, winning his first political race. In his Monday announcement, he’s calling for more cooperation with state leaders and local governments in the district.
Senate district 37 includes all of Franklin and parts of Adams, Amite and Pike counties.
Sojourner has not announced her plans and could not immediately be reached for comment.
Sojourner won her first term in 2011, narrowly defeating longtime Democratic incumbent Bob Dearing. He’s considering a bid to reclaim his old seat.
Sojourner drew statewide notice earlier this year as manager of fellow state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s unsuccessful Republican primary campaign against U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.
Meanwhile, Melanie takes issue with our hunting laws in this recent post on Facebook:
Why are we required to obtain a hunting license?
The most common answer to this question is... To regulate and enforce hunting laws. But, the license itself doesn't do anything to regulate and enforce the laws.
Getting a list of everyone who has purchased a hunting license can easily be acquired through a FOIA request. Pretty good way to obtain a large list of gun owners don't you think?
The second most popular answer to the question is to generate funds. Aren't their better ways to generate funds than by putting these gun owners on additional list that put their identity at risk?
So again... Why do we require a hunting license?