Jeramey Anderson, youngest state legislator, announces bid for Congress

State Rep. Jeramey Anderson, D-Moss Point, announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. “In today’s society bipartisanship isn’t an option anymore – it is a requirement if we are to effectively confront the real crises facing not only our state but the nation as well,” Anderson said in a press release. “We’re leading the effort in our state to break through partisan gridlock to re-establish political cooperation and I would like to take that to Washington.”

The youngest active member of the Mississippi Legislature at age 25, Anderson will bid for the Fourth Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep. Steven Palazzo. Palazzo, a staunch Republican, faces at least one Republican challenger in 2018, Brian Rose of Ocean Springs. Anderson is the first Democrat to announce intentions to run for the seat.