Lee Yancey Officially In As Candidate For District 74 House Seat

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2019 at 5:43 pm

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Former State Senator and 2011 candidate for State Treasurer Lee Yancey officially qualified today to run for the District 74 House seat vacated by Rep. Mark Baker.

Baker is a candidate for Attorney General.

Yancey, who was first elected to the state senate in 2007, has a strong socially and fiscally conservative record from his 4-years of senate service. His career away from government has been in the ministry, serving as a pastor in various churches since 1987. He also works as an investment advisor.

Yancey is known as an advocate for education, a commitment stemming, in part, from the influence of his mother, who was a teacher. He also is a previous vice chairman of the senate Highways and Transportation Committee. Funding of Highways and Transportation infrastructure promises to be a big focus in the legislature in 2019, as Department of Transportation officials seek again to apply pressure for a raise to the state gas tax.