Velesha Williams is running to be Mississippi’s next governor

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Velesha Williams is running to be Mississippi’s next governor.

Criminal justice reform, pay wages and infrastructure are three issues she will focus on during her campaign.

WJTV 12 sat down with the candidate to talk about what she would do first if elected.

Williams says, “Everything has priorities but I want Mississippians to know that the issues are so great that there’s not just one thing that I’m going to do but the most pressing in my mind is health care we
have to have a healthy Mississippi we are number one in mortality rate we lead infant mortality rate we have emergency returns of the highest return to hospital visits, we have got to get healthy.”

Williams will face off against Albert Wilson, Attorney General Jim Hood, and Hinds CountyD.A. Robert Smith in the Democratic primary.

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, State Representative Robert Foster and former supreme court Chief Justice Bill Waller are running on the Republican side.

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