Rep. Abe Hudson Resigns from the Mississippi Home of Representatives | Mississippi Politics and Information

On Friday, MP Hudson announced his resignation from the Mississippi House of Representatives.

After his election in June 2016, Hudson served in the House of Representatives for five years. He represented house district 29 across counties Sunflower and Bolivar. Hudson was a Democrat who served as vice chairman of the ports, ports, and airports committee. He also served on Agriculture the Drug policy, Tourism, Transport and Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committees.

The withdrawal will take effect on Monday, August 30th, 2021.

Hudson made the following comments on his resignation:

Hello, as you know, I have been your Mississippi State Representative for Counties Bolivar and Sunflower in the historic Mississippi Delta of my life since June 25, 2016. To the voters of Bolivar and Sunflower Counties along with other substantial support from across the state of Mississippi, I owe everything to you for having the opportunity to go through the last 5 legislative sessions that we have worked for you every day with no days out. We have made unusual progress in the midst of a pandemic. To name a few, we’ve withdrawn the Confederate flag, passed medical marijuana, and removed Jim Crow-era laws from the books.

Although this journey has been exciting and rewarding, there come crucial moments in our lives when we know it is time to start a new chapter. Effective Monday, August 30, 2021, I will resign as your State Representative for House District 29 (Bolivar and Sunflower County).

Many of you are now probably wondering why? I believe my transition will allow both the Mississippi Delta and me to grow; In addition, it will allow someone with a new perspective to lead our field out of many of the challenges that we started speaking aggressively. House District 29 has bright minds like Kierre Rimmer, Shenika King or Keveon Taylor who could easily jump in and take over this role and be productive. I mention the three as examples because they represent the youth, passion and creativity of House District 29. Whoever the next representative is, he or she can count on my full support as they take on their new responsibilities.

Thanks to my wife (Adrienne). Words cannot express how absolutely awesome you are !!! Thanks to my daughter (Abee) who sacrificed her father over the past 5 years. I thank my parents (Abe, Sr. and Geraldine) and my mother-in-law (Odessa) for their help when I was in Jackson. I would like to say thank you to everyone else who supported me in this project! Special thanks to the only Lisa Weatherspoon Dixon for helping me tackle everything that was associated with this position. Without all of you, I would not have been able to achieve all that we have achieved in our short but effective time together.

While I have not always agreed with the policies of all of my colleagues, I have appreciated the opportunity to get to know each of you so that I can better understand the areas you represent. Conversely, I hope that you have taken something away from our discussions that has made you aware of the systemic problems of the Mississippi Delta and continues to do so. I thank the 121 House Members I have served in each legislature for challenging me to be a better me and a better Mississippi. I will remember the experience forever. Many would say that Mississippi still has a long way to go, but I think we’re closer than we think. Keep fighting my comrades, keep fighting.

I still believe that together we can and will overcome the evils of slavery and oppression that exist in the Mississippi Delta and Mississippi. However, we must all tirelessly keep pushing forward. Public education, health care, infrastructure, criminal justice, electoral reform and affordable housing still need laws to move the pendulum forward. Therefore, in my new role, I will continue to work to ensure that Areas such as Rosedale, Winstonville, Benoit, Pace, Beulah, Symonds, Gunnison, Mound Bayou, Shelby, Renova, Merigold, and Cleveland enjoy the full attention of those who can support their growth. I did, I do, and I will love my Mississippi Delta forever. She made me who I am, and I hope others will begin to understand their past and present so that they can have a positive impact on Mississippi.

As I close, this is not a farewell. I repeat, this is not a goodbye !!! It is an opportunity to embrace change that will allow me to focus on many of the same issues that I am tackling as a legislator, but it will have an immediate impact in the troubled times we are currently facing. Aside from that, This is not my seat, this is the seat of the people who live in Bolivar and Sunflower Counties. Thank you again and I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to serve. I look forward to seeing how we strive to make Mississippi better.

Abe Hudson

“Together we will”

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