Presley For Governor Campaign Releases First TV Ad, “Our Rock”
Presley: “I’ll Never Forget Who I Am, Where I Came From, Or Who Sent Me”
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July 11, 2023
Today, Presley for Governor launched its first TV ad, “Our Rock,” a sixty-second ad where Brandon Presley tells the story of the values his hardworking mama taught him and how his upbringing led him to work for Mississippi families like the one he grew up in.
After his father was murdered in cold blood, Brandon’s mama worked hard to provide for their family, working in a sewing factory even as her hands were eaten up by arthritis. Her faith, love, and hard work inspired Brandon to run for mayor of his hometown of Nettleton, where he balanced the budget and cut taxes for working families. As Public Service Commissioner, Brandon stopped utility companies from jacking up rates on consumers and delivered high-speed internet to some of the most forgotten parts of the state.
In the ad, Brandon shares how he would continue to work for hardworking Mississippians as governor, including eliminating the grocery tax, cutting car tag fees in half, expanding Medicaid, and a bold ethics reform plan that will put corrupt politicians in jail.
“Brandon’s mama raised him right - with faith in God, service to his hometown, and a commitment to making sure government works for Mississippi families like the one he grew up in,” said Ron Owens, Brandon Presley for Mississippi Campaign Manager. “While Tate Reeves is knee-deep in the largest public corruption scandal in state history, Brandon is ready to cut taxes for working families and clean up state government so Mississippi can put corrupt politicians where they belong - in jail.”
Watch the ad here and view a full transcript below:
BRANDON PRESLEY: For years, my mama worked at this sewing factory. She grinded out each day with hands eaten up by arthritis.
Those hands prayed for us nightly. And loved us, always.
She was our rock and never let us feel as poor as we really were.
I’m Brandon Presley. After college, I came home to run for mayor of this little town, to help families like the one I grew up in.
We balanced the budget and cut taxes for working people.
Then, as Public Service Commissioner, I stopped utility companies from jacking up rates on consumers.
And brought high-speed internet service to some of the most forgotten parts of our state.
As governor, I’ll axe the grocery tax and cut car tag fees in half to save you money.
I’ll expand Medicaid because getting sick shouldn’t mean going broke.
And let’s put corrupt politicians right where they belong, in jail.
I’m Brandon Presley and if you make me your governor, I promise you this, I’ll never forget who I am, where I came from, or who sent me.
Brandon Presley is a fighter who keeps his promises, stands up for the little guy, and isn't afraid to ruffle more than a few feathers to deliver results for hardworking Mississippi families. Brandon served as Mayor of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007, where he got the town moving again, then balanced the budget every year and cut taxes twice. As Public Service Commissioner, Brandon opened up meetings that had been closed to the public for decades, brought high-speed internet to some of the most remote and forgotten parts of Mississippi, put people back to work with the Hire Mississippi program, and saved taxpayers over 6 billion dollars.