Renick Promises To Support Cigarette/Grocery Tax Swap, If Elected

Former state senator Bill Renick brought his campaign for Governor to Gulfport Friday.

Renick is one of six democrats in the race for governor. He has about 35 years of political experience, including his time serving as Chief of Staff for Democratic Governor Ronnie Musgrove.

Although Renick lives in Ashland, Mississippi, he says South Mississippi is especially important to him, because his daughter and son-in-law live here.

Renick says education is also very important to him. And if elected, he promises action on the proposed cigarette and grocery tax bill.

"As your governor, that tax swap bill that's up there right now, I will not only support, but I will help pass and ask the legislature in the first 100 hours that I'm governor to pass that bill, and I will sign it. And we will lower the tax on groceries in Mississippi and swap that with higher taxes on cigarettes," Renick said.

Renick also made campaign stops Friday in Meridian and Tupelo.