COMMITTEE TO ELECT CARLTON E. SMITH - aka CARLTON FOR CONGRESS
PO BOX 5309HOLLY SPRINGS, MS 38634
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HUNDREDS OF MISSISSIPPIANS TO GATHER IN WATERFORD FOR
CARLTON FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN KICKOFF
HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi —October 12, 2017 — Hundreds of constituents from Mississippi’s First Congressional District will gather to launch Democratic Congressional Candidate Carlton E. Smith at Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, Miss., this Sunday, October 15 at 4:00pm, according the Committee to Elect Carlton E. Smith. The event is the official kickoff of the Carlton for Congress campaign.
Smith is one of two registered Democrats competing for incumbent Trent Kelly’s seat to represent Mississippi’s First Congressional District, consisting of 22 counties in the north and northeast of the state. The Democratic Primary is June 5, and the Mid-Term Election is November 6, 2018.
“I’m thrilled that we are bringing our people together for this District-wide event,” said Smith. “As we celebrate the best of our state, we will also talk about ways to make it better, through affordable healthcare, quality education for our young, well-paying jobs and justice for all.”
The gathering, which has been promoted for weeks on the street and through social media, will feature music from the Grammy-nominated Cedric Burnside Project, as well as free food, voter registration, activities for children, and campaign paraphernalia — t-shirts, magnets, buttons, signs and stickers. Foxfire Ranch is located at 1465 Old Oxford Road in Waterford, near the intersection of Highway 7 and Hamilton Chapel Road.
Carlton E. Smith is a native and resident of Holly Springs, Mississippi. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister since 1995, he is employed by the Unitarian Universalist Association as part of its Southern Region staff. On August 12, Smith was on the frontline of clergy peaceful protesting the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which one protestor, Heather Heyer, was killed when a driver plowed his car into a crowd.
Smith’s late father, Eddie L. Smith, Jr., served as Mayor of Holly Springs from 1989 to 2001.