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It ALL starts with education!

ABOUT JAY HUGHES

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I am a husband, proud father, veteran, long-time resident of Oxford, Alderman, property owner, businessman, and attorney. I have officially entered the race for District 12 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. My objective is to be a loud, clear, and independent voice for Oxford. I am running to help protect public education, which is clearly under assault in Mississippi.

This decision to run is not part of some grand plan - rather it is a call to action. I hope to take to Jackson the same passion, energy and attention to detail that I have used on the Board of Aldermen over the last two years. I recognize that if I am fortunate enough to win, it would mean surrendering my Alderman seat. I am willing to do so because nothing is more important to our community than our schools. From this foundation spring better jobs, a better economy, and a better community.

Oxford is recognized as one of the best places to live in America and people are moving here every single day. The overriding force driving families here is our great public schools! It ALL starts with education - which is the key component of every successful community and economy.

I believe that almost all of Mississippi's problems can be traced back to the quality of education, or lack thereof. If a child is not reading at grade level by 3rd grade, there is a 90% chance he or she will not graduate. This leads to unemployment, crime, teen pregnancy, incarceration, and a lifetime of government subsistence. In short - It ALL starts with education!

Underfunding schools also directly impacts your pocket book. When the State fails to do its part, your local school district has to raise your taxes to generate enough money to simply provide the basics.

We are at a critical crossroads. Unless something changes in the House, education and our children's future will be in jeopardy. It is time for a strong, independent voice in Jackson. I pledge to always vote for what is right, instead of what is popular or what a party dictates. I humbly ask for your vote in the Primary on August 4, 2015 and on Election Day, November 3, 2015.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my candidacy and the opportunity to introduce myself. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Together we can make a difference for our community and our children. Please let me know what you think, or if you want to help. Click on the icons to sign up for email updates, twitter, FaceBook, or to donate time or money.

It ALL starts with education!
Jay Hughes
  

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

Print and fill out this form, and turn it into the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Courthouse on the Oxford Square.

WHAT IS DISTRICT 12?

District 12 spans across most of the city limits of Oxford, and west along Highway 6, including Wellsgate, West Springhill, and Cumberland.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors in District 12 about Jay and his plans to be an independent voice for our community and a staunch advocate for education.

Civic Responsibility
I strongly believe that I have the civic responsibility to give back to the community that has given so much to my family and me. I am proud to have worked diligently for many years to help make Oxford a better place to live, from public civic organizations, to public education, to being Alderman. Public service means serving the public, not a party.
Critical Crossroads
Education in Mississippi is under attack. Special interest groups are well on their way to having politicians politicize and privatize education. These politicians have forgotten their duty to serve our district instead of these special interests. It's not too late to return the focus on education, which is the answer to so many of the problems Mississippians face today. Help me get to Jackson to be your voice and change directions at this critical crossroads and re-establish education as a priority. Our future depends on it.
  • The people of District 12 deserve a strong and independent representative who will listen to the constituents instead of party leaders. My track record clearly demonstrates I can do that.
  • Jay Hughes / JayForDistrict12@gmail.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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When is the election?

Primary: Tuesday, August 4th 2015

General: Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Get Registered to Vote [PDF]

How do I register to vote?

Fill out this Voter Registration Form and mail to or drop off a copy at the office of the Circuit Clerk in the Lafayette County Courthouse, before Thursday, July 2, 2015, to vote in the Primary on August 4, 2015.

For the General Election, the registration deadline is Friday, October 2, 2015.

Voter Registration Form [PDF]

WHAT IS DISTRICT 12?

District 12 is generally the city limits of Oxford, and West along Highway 6, including Wellsgate, West Springhill and Cumberland.

District 12 Location Map

Absentee Voting

If you are going to be out of town on either Primary or General Election, then you can vote by Absentee starting 45 days before the election. Unless you are disabled or a senior, you will need to personally appear at the Lafayette County Courthouse to cast your absentee ballot.

  • I believe that almost all of Mississippi's problems can be traced back to the quality of education, or lack thereof. This leads to unemployment, crime, teen pregnancy, incarceration, and a lifetime of government subsistence. In short - It ALL starts with education!
  • Jay Hughes / JayForDistrict12@gmail.com

DISTRICT MAP

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District 12 spans across most of the city limits of Oxford, and west along Highway 6, including Wellsgate, West Springhill, and Cumberland. It is home to a variety of retirees, working families, and students. To see if you live in District 12, check out this map:

Click here to download the District 12 Location Map

CONTACT

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We want to hear from you.

Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors about Jay and his plans to be a loud and independent voice for education and this district.

1300 Access Road, Suite 100

Oxford, MS 38655

Email: JayForDistrict12@gmail.com



    

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