The seat is currently held by Democrat State Rep. Tom Miles.
Celeste Hurst, wife of former U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst who served in the Trump Administration, has announced her candidacy for Mississippi House District 75 in the upcoming 2023 state elections.
Democrat State Representative Tom Miles currently holds the HD 75 seat and has served in the Mississippi Legislature since 2012.
In a Facebook announcement on Tuesday, Hurst says her priorities are loving God and loving people, and her desire is to bring positive change to the state, by living out these priorities.
“I’ve devoted my entire life to serving others through conservative causes and through ministry, and now I feel the Lord is leading me to serve in a different capacity – as your representative for House District 75,” Hurst writes.
As a lifelong Republican, Hurst says that right now she feels that “we are in a fight to save our state and our nation.”
“I want to help in this fight by bringing true conservative values to the State Legislature,” Hurst says, adding, “We have far too many people ‘identifying’ as Republicans who aren’t true conservatives.”
If elected, Hurst promises to continue the fight for the unborn, for law enforcement, smaller government, lower taxes, Second Amendment rights, and education.
“I will be your conservative voice in our State Legislature,” Hurst says. “Mississippi is my home, it’s where I grew up, where we chose to raise our kids, and it’s worth fighting for. Join me in this fight and I will take our conservative values to the Legislature and serve you.”