Representative Bill Denny announced that he will be running for reelection in 2019. He will be seeking his ninth term in the Mississippi House of Representatives
During his service in the House, Representative Denny has overseen redistricting twice, once in 1990 and again in 2012. Redistricting occurs once every 10 years after the United State census. Representative Denny has always focused on keeping communities of interest intact and has gained approval of his redistricting maps from both Republican and Democrat led United States Justice Departments.
“Representative Denny has knowledge about the redistricting process that is invaluable to our state in the approaching term,” said Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. “He is an important part of what we do in the Capitol, and I am thrilled he is running for re-election.”
Most recently, Representative Denny authored and passed a bill creating the Capitol Complex Improvement District. This district created an overlay in Jackson that will bring in additional funding for infrastructure in our capital city, as well as additional police patrols by Capitol Police to supplement the work of the Jackson Police Department. At full implementation, the capital city will see an additional $11 million a year from state funds supporting the infrastructure of the city.
“I have work left to do,” said Representative Denny. “I would like to lead the redistricting effort again after the 2020 census and continue my work of having a fair map that keeps intact communities of interest.”
In the upcoming session, Representative Denny will continue his work in the Mississippi House of Representatives and focus on issues such as human trafficking, opioid addiction and criminal justice reform.
“Serving House District 64 has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” said Representative Denny. “I look forward to asking the voters for another opportunity to serve them, our capital city and our great state for another term.”