Re-election campaign gears up for Sen. Doty

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday evening Senator Sally Doty held a fundraising event in cooperation with her campaign for re-election as a state senator.

Hosted by the Hurst Review, the event attracted many officials of the city and county as well as Governor Phil Bryant. Doty and Bryant both addressed visitors at the event.

The event kicked off with a smaller more intimate gathering consisting of the Senator, Bryant and some business owners of the city, including the Reeds of Reed’s Metals and the administrators of the Hurst Review.

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Afterward, the two politicians headed downstairs for a larger gathering in the main gathering area of the Hurst Review’s facilities. Narrated by a live band the gathering saw the politicians shaking hands and trading smiling words with their visitors.

“This is just fabulous,” Senator Doty, said about the turnout at the event. “I always feel so supported by the city, and we have a lot of people who are active.”

During their addresses both Senator Doty and Governor Bryant toted a reduction in teen pregnancy rates and advocated for more government support of businesses. Also among the things they talked about were the state of the education system with optimism toward next year’s implementation of the Third Grade Gate initiative that will hold back third graders who cannot read on a fourth grade level.

Bryant spoke extensively about the success they’ve made in the senate as well as other parts of the government in relation to the state of Mississippi.

“When did compromise become a virtue within the senate,” Bryant asks. “No longer shall we compromise. Instead, we’re going to do the right thing.”

Doty and Bryant both also wanted their visitors and the city of Brookhaven to know that Mississippi ranked fifth in the nation for growth in women-owned businesses as well as the state’s other title as Best State for Medicine Practice by Physicians Practice in 2013. They want to make sure that although Mississippi is known for some bad things residents should not overlook the things at which Mississippi is excelling.