Congressman Guest officially launches re-election bid

Congressman Michael Guest is officially running for re-election. 

Congressman Guest, who has served Mississippi’s Third Congressional District since January 2019, filed qualifying papers at state’s GOP headquarters in Jackson this afternoon as he launched his re-election bid. 

After signing the papers, Guest reflected on his first year in office and looked ahead to the future. The former Madison & Rankin County DA said Congress must continue to focus on comprehensive immigration reform, supporting law enforcement & military members, and more. 

In Mississippi, Guest said that the challenges that the state faces can only be solved through the ability to work together. He outlined his desire to work toward improving rural healthcare, rural broadband and infrastructure, in addition to assisting in the ongoing recovery efforts following the historic flooding in the Mississippi Delta.

Guest’s full statement can be seen below: 

Congressman Guest has been active in many legislative efforts during his first term. He was the first Republican freshman member of Congress to write legislation that was passed by the entire U.S. House of Representatives, and the second Republican freshman to author a bill that was signed into law.

This legislation, H.R. 1590, titled “The Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act,” was authored by Congressman Guest and signed into law by President Donald Trump on October 9, 2019. The bill promotes the identification and determent of terrorist travel and enhances the United States government’s ability to respond to terrorism by instructing the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and conduct a preparedness exercise related to the detection and prevention of terrorist and foreign fighter travel.

Guest was elected in November 2018 to succeed Gregg Harper, who did not seek re-election.