Elections 101

Elections 101

Welcome to the "So You Want to Run for Office?" Video Series

A welcome message from Dr. Dallas Breen, Stennis Institute Executive Director.

Episode 1: Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson

Michael Watson, Mississippi Secretary of State, talks about all things campaigning and how to be a candidate. The Secretary of State’s office is Mississippi’s hub for elections and voting. Check out the links below for more information.

Secretary of State Resources

Episode 2: What Party Best Represents Your Beliefs?

Erin Bailey, Graduate Research Assistant at the Stennis Institute, breaks down the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties, to help you decide which party best represents your values.

Mississippi Political Party Websites

Episode 3: What Offices Can You Run For?

Breana Norton, Graduate Research Assistant at the Stennis Institute, walks you through the main roles and responsibilities of the county offices and county district offices that will be up for election on the 2023 ballot.

Elected Office Resources

Elected Offices 2023

Episode 4: Campaign Managers, Jordan Starnes

Jordan Starnes, of Direct Impact Solutions, discusses campaign managing.

Episode 5: Campaign Managers. John Morgan Hughes and LaDarion Ammons

John Morgan Hughes and LaDarion Ammons, of Ten One Strategies, discusses campaign managing.

Episode 6: Political Fundraisers, Rachel Allen and Aimee Garner

Rachel Odom, of Frontier Strategies, and Aimee Garner, of PolitiCap, discusses political fundraising and the role of money in your campaign.

Campaign Finance Resources