All three candidates running in the August 8, 2023, Republican primary election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 33—Jonathan Dantzler (R), Jim Estrada (R), and Dennis Nowell (R)—completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2023. Republicans control both chambers of the Mississippi state legislature. Mississippi is one of 22 states with a Republican trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What is the first bill you would introduce if elected?
- “Protecting State Employees under our Medical Marijuana Program
- Furthering the Protection of the 2nd Amendment
- Restore the Ballot Initiative Process”
“I would like for it to be a bill that would help to foster economic development. Creating an environment for higher paying job opportunities is critical to our area specifically and to our great state in general..”
“Task force to investigate other states and cities that are attracting large corporations to their communities. We have to learn how to compete so we quit losing our young talent and families.”
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