Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Longwitz announces re-election bid.

State Senator Will Longwitz issued the following press release and video:

MADISON – Sen. Will Longwitz (R-Madison) announced today that he will seek re-election to State Senate District 25, which includes Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson. He released the following statement:

“I want to thank the voters of Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson for allowing me the honor of serving as their State Senator. Working together, we have held the line on spending and we have pushed back against a federal government that thinks they know better than we do.

“We have made our top priorities protecting small business, creating jobs by helping Nissan expand and protecting children by tracking and punishing those who would commit crimes against them.

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done, but there is still work left to do. That’s why I’m asking for your support again. If you’ll trust me to continue to represent you, I’ll keep fighting to improve our schools, strengthen our state’s economy and defend our way of life.”

Longwitz has earned a reputation as a legislator who can get laws passed for his constituency. His bills have helped create jobs, fight public corruption, improve public safety and protect victims of domestic violence. He has earned an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, and has worked to make adoption easier. An attorney with his own law practice in Ridgeland, he has been recognized as an effective legislator.

Longwitz was first elected to the Mississippi State Senate in 2011, the year Republicans took control of the Senate, House and Governorship of Mississippi for the first time since Reconstruction. He is a member of the Finance, Judiciary A, Insurance, Business and Financial Institutions, Ethics and County Affairs committees, and is Vice Chairman of the Senate Constitution Committee.

A product of Mississippi public schools, Longwitz is a strong advocate for good public education. He has been recognized as a Business and Jobs Champion by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC), and was named Senate Legislator of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Realtors for his advocacy of property rights issues.

He a member of the Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club, the Madison County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bicentennial Commission and he sits on the Tulane University Public Advisory Board. He is an Eagle Scout. Longwitz and his wife Leigh Ann live in Madison with their two daughters.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget Longwitz ran last time as a self-proclaimed member of the Tea Party.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Don't forget Longwitz ran last time as a self-proclaimed member of the Tea Party.

Then proceeded to flip-flop on his conservatism and went running as fast as he could to kiss Big Baconator Reeves' hiny.

KaptKangaroo said...

Good Luck my friend.

I Voted said...

Any friend of Kangaroots is a man who bears watching.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the McDaniel snake oil that covered BB

Anonymous said...

Just think, Madison County could have Will Longwitz and Joel Bomgaars -- guys who wake up every day, look in the mirror, and see the future President of the United States -- in a 4-year Battle of the Egos cage match. No civic club, Weight Watchers flock, or Tupperware party would be safe from their unending pursuit of speaking opportunities. And woe be unto ye who gets between either of them and a camera. Please, Madison County voters, show us how much better you are than the rest of the metro.

Anonymous said...

Of course, given that Longwitz is an habitual liar, who knows if his announcement is true. But, I presume it is since holding office is his exclusive means of making a living. Well, if you count shaking people down as ancillary to holding office.

Anonymous said...

@7:12 am
"Holding office is his exclusive means of making a living..." What?? Will is a very accomplised attorney. He's only held office for one term so I guess he just lived on the streets with his wife and two kids before beig elected?

Anonymous said...

In spite of what a bozo this guy has been in his one term, there is a Longwitz winning strategy. He should be able to solidify Hinds Cty GOP voters behind him. If he can split Madison Cty GOP voters, the combination of half of the Madison GOP votes and all of the Hinds GOP votes could make him a primary winner against Billingsly.

How to split Madison and solidify Hinds? BB was an open supporter of the most embarrassing campaign since Cliff Finch: the Chris McDaniel for US Senate race. Bad enough, but BB stuck with Chris even after the campaign by being involved in the post-election court case which dragged on forever. He allowed his name to be on a document that sought to not count all of the Hinds County votes in that run-off. This, along with his general support of McD, will end BB's chance in Hinds. The McD support should also be enough to split the Madison vote.

Longwitz has passed up on numerous opportunities to speak or appear before groups, and that will come back to hurt him. But he has passed some decent legislation, including a bill that revamped Domestic violence laws.

It would be really nice to have a third Madison Cty candidate in the race. Perhaps someone with strong Hinds connections.

Anonymous said...

Longwitz hasn't done jack shit for Jackson or HindsCo voters. The Hinds/Jackson portion of the district is not a monolithic lock step voting block.

Anonymous said...

As predicted, he's standing in the seniority line. Just think, one day, he could be Senate Minority Leader in the US Senate.

Hair du Nosef said...

Longwitz only won 39% of the vote in the 2011 runoff versus the highly flawed Chuckie Barbour. Ain't nothing to "solidify" in Hinds.

Re- U.S. Senate Race said...

Re- McDaniel campaign references.

First, If that is all Longwitz supporters have to say, then isn't that a clear example of his inadequacy?

Second- At least Billingsley stood for something- he stood for who he believed in and, after it concluded, stood on principle again and supported Thad Cochran the GOP nominee when the "TEA Partiers" stood with the Democrat.

Where was Longwitz on this race? no where. playing it smart like a career politician.

I ask him about he- he wouldn't respond. Which isn't out of the norm being as he hasn't responded to anything regarding issues, assistance request, etc. I'm not sure if it's because he doesn't care or because he is too busy with his law firm.

Anonymous said...

12:33. Right on target. If all Longwitz has to say is critize BB for supporting McDaniel (and I have overheard him do this on three different occasions since Billingsby's announcement) then he isn't going far. Billingsby has a reputation of getting involved behind what he believes. I disagreed with his support of McDaniel, but I can respect him for it.

More importantly, I respect him for his standing behind his principles and strongly supporting Cochran in November - unlike some of the idiots in the McD camp.

I never saw Longwitz on either side. Playing it safe isn't the way to show conviction.

Anonymous said...

How strongly did he support Cochran? I never saw any youtube links posted on here of his pro-Cochran videos. Maybe he was using a different avenue to get the word out.

Elocution Alert said...

1:16; How does one 'stand behind' his principles? What does that even mean? Please give an example of doing it and one of not doing it.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Bill Billingsley a big supporter of Will Longwitz four years ago? Didn't Bill even host a fundraiser for Will in his impressive Madison home? What's different now?

Anonymous said...

I haven't had the chance to ask Bill what is different now but as a voter and also a former supporter of will's in 2011 I assume one thing it could be that it's impossible to get Will on the phone. If he won't even take the time to help or hear views of his constituents that supported him I fear what he offers those that didn't support him.

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