Speaker of the House to visit Picayune

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn will travel to Picayune this week to hold a town hall meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to hear Mississippians’ ideas regarding improvements to the state.

According to Gunn’s website, Gunn has served in the Mississippi House of Representatives since 2004 and became the 61st Speaker of the House in 2012. That was the first time in 136 years that a Republican held this title.

According to a press release, this is the third year that Gunn has hosted his non-partisan MS Solutions-An Ideas Tour. The tour is designed to provide citizens with an opportunity to voice ideas, concerns and solutions for improving Mississippi, the release states.

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“Through the years, people have shared their concerns and opinions regarding issues we all care about: jobs, healthcare and education,” Gunn said in a release. “This year, I anticipate people again echoing those sentiments, but I do hope they will present ideas as to how your elected officials should work toward issues that matter the most to you. Mississippians have responded enthusiastically the last two years that we have held MS Solutions-An Ideas Tour.”

Gunn said in the release that the meetings provide an outlet for legislators to hear from Mississippians all over the state because not every resident has the opportunity to travel to Jackson to meet with elected officials.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. in the city of Picayune’s council chambers at 203 Goodyear Blvd. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information on Speaker Gunn visit the website at www.philipgunn.org.