Meet the Democratic candidates

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, June 3, 2014

By Agnes Dalton

The field is now set for the Democratic Primary on June 3, 2014.  For the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Thad Cochran and the 4th Congressional District House of Representatives seat held by Steven Palazzo.

The candidate for Democratic Senate seat is Travis Childers, a lifelong Democrat from Booneville in northern Mississippi.  He was first elected Chancery Clerk in 1991 and served 5 terms.  He won the special election to fill the U.S. House District 1 seat formerly held by Roger Wicker who was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Trent Lott.  Mr. Childers won re-election in 2008 defeating his Republican opponent 54-44%.  He was defeated in 2010 when challenged in the General Election candidates representing the Constitutional Party, Libertarian Party, Reform Party, Republican Party and an independent.  He is considered a “Blue Dog” Democrat because of his conservative views.  A successful Real Estate Broker, he is married with two children in college, and is a Southern Baptist.

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For the 4th Congressional Democratic seat, Matt Moore is a 2012 graduate of MGCCC, a President’s Scholar Award Recipient and a Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Matt is a businessman/Entrepreneur and a political organizer.  He is an active member of the Harrison County Democratic Executive Committee where he has held various positions.  Matt’s platform includes raising the minimum wage to $10.10, equal pay for  women, and fully funding education in Mississippi for grades K-12.

The Democratic Party encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote this Tuesday, June 3 and remind everyone to bring your valid Photo ID.  If you need a ride to the polls, please contact our party treasurer, Edward Hawkins at 504-628-5182 and we will make the arrangements. Also please visit our Democratic website at