Letters / Articles

"I deeply appreciate your support of HB1240 that was adopted by the Senate on March 30.  This legislation will, amng other benefits, alleviate a legal obstacle that has blocked efforts by the Department of Human Services to terminate rights in a segment of abuse and neglect cases".  Hon. William L. Waller, Jr., Chief Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court.

"It is with great pleasure to inform you, the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) has selected you as our 2014 'Legislator of the Year'....This year the HBAM Board of Directors voted to give you the award because of your work on the Lien Law legislation.  SB 2622 is important to the housing industry as the federal court ruling left subcontractor with no lien rights.  Through your work, a meaningful and important bill was passed and became law."  Marty Milstead, Executive Director, Home Builders Association of Mississippi. 

"I am writing to thank you for your significant contribution to America's quest to reduce our dependence on OPEC oil, and the national security and economic threats that dependance brings.  Passage of House Bill 1590 corrected a punitive tax policy which put American natural gas motor fuel at a disadvanatage to traditional fuels made in-part from OPEC." T. Boone Pickens, Founder, Clean Energy.

"I am writing to thank you for your support of HB 680.  The Mississippi Product Liability Act should clearly set the rules applicable to product liability claims.  Over the years, some courts have disagreed on the interpretation of the MPLA.  This bill will help to restore the Mississippi Product Liability Act to its original intent."  Lex Taylor, Chairman, Mississippians for Economic Progress.

"On behalf of the members of the National Rifle Association in the State of Mississippi, I want to thank you for sponsoring and passing House Bill 485 during the 2013 session to ensure that personal information regarding concealed carry permit holders remains confidential.  Additionally, we appreciate the critical support you lent House Bill 2 during the legislative process and subsequent legal battle to secure the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves in a lawful and responsible manner under state law, the Mississippi Constitution and the United States Constitution.  You are a true champion of the Second Amendment".  Charles H. Cunningham, Director of State and Local Affairs, National Rifle Association of America.

"I want to personally thank you for your support this session on legislation that will ensure Mississippi patients continue to receive the highest quality health care they deserve.  Your friendship to the Mississippi State Medical Association has been a key factor in helping to maintain existing law and create new legislation helping to further protect patients' rights and access to care".  Steven L. Demetropoulos, M.D., President, Mississippi State Medical Association.

"I am writing on behalf of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) to express our gratitude for your leadership in the passage of Mississippi House Bill 211, also known as the Sunshine Act.....The common sense good-government principles of transparency and accountibility contained in the Sunshine Act will ensure maximum benefit to the taxpayers of the Mississippi".   Sherman Joyce, President, American Tort Reform Association.

"I am writing on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to thank you for your steadfast leadership and tireless efforts to pass H.B. 211, the Sunshine Act....With all landmark legislation, there are a select few that have the foresight and strength of will to drive the process forward.  Your leadership was truly instrumental in seeing this vital piece of legislation passed and I want to thank you again for your extraordinary efforts on H.B. 211." - Lisa Ricard, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.

"On behalf of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, I want to thank you for introducing and supporting Bill 279...This will reduce the time our law enforcement officers are away from their primary tasks, and will allow us to coordinate the prosecution of multiple charges with one prosecutorial office"  Dirk Vanderleest, Chief Executive Director, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.

"On behalf of the Martime and Seafood Industry Museum, I would like to thank you for stepping up on our behalf during the Bond Bill discussions."  Robin Krohn-David, Executive Director, Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum.

"I want to personally thank you for your support this session on legislation that will ensure Mississippi patients continue to receive the highest quality health care they deserve.  Your friendship to the Mississippi State Medical Association as been a key factor in helping to maintain existing and create new legislation that will help further protect patients' rights and accessibility to care" - Thomas E. Joiner, M.D., President MSMA.

"I commend you for your service this legislative session.  In my opinion, the Bar has never shined brighter than it did when it helped secure the passage of House Bill 484, the judicial pay realignment bill....Thank you again, for your service during this term and for your steadfast commitment to the fair, efficient, and independent administration of justice." - Hon. William L. Waller, Jr., Chief Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court.

"The Business League appreciates the fine job you are doing representing individuals and businesses of our county in the Mississippi House of Representatives." - Jan Collins, Executive Director Madison County Business League.

"On behalf of the Mississippi community college family, I thank you for your support of our community colleges during the 2011 legislative session.  You passed bills that will benefit our colleges and empower our colleges to help make life better for all citizens of our State." - Eric Clark, Executive Director State Board for Community and Junior Colleges.

"On behalf of the more than 200,000 Farm Bureau families, I want to offer our sincere thank you for the gallant effort you made in successfully overriding the gubernatorial veto of H.B. 803.  I can assure you that this issue will not go away.  It means much to every Mississippian.  The articulate method in which you spoke and the passion you displayed was appreciated by those members we had in the gallery." - David W. Waide, President, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. 
 

"On behlaf of the Mississippi Development Authority team, thank you for your support of Multicraft International's new division, Multicraft Ventures, in Pelahatchie....Your leadership creates an environment in which community development sets the stage for economic development".  Glenn McCullough, Jr., Executive Director, Mississippi Development Authority,

"On behalf of the children and staff of the Dubard School for Language Disorders at the University of Southern Mississippi, please let me extend our deepest thanks for your time, work, guidance and leadership during this year's legislative session....Because of your commitment, children will be better able to listen, speak, read and write, and become shining, taxpaying Mississippi citizens."  Maureen K. Martin, Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi Dubard School for Language Disorders.