MS and KY see huge gains for pro-school choice candidates on Election Day
Election Day was a huge success for many pro-school choice candidates across the country. Voters in Mississippi and Kentucky went to the polls to elect reform-minded candidates who support offering choice and opportunity to their state’s students.
In Mississippi legislative races, AFC’s ally organization Empower Mississippi saw success in both the primary and general elections. In yesterday’s general election, they elected 29 of the 32 candidates they supported. Nine seats were picked up to expand an already strong pro-school choice majority in the state house and senate. Gov. Phil Bryant, a choice advocate who earlier this year signed a special needs ESA program into law, easily won his re-election as well. School choice champions Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn were also re-elected.
Kentucky also elected a strong school choice supporter last night when Matt Bevin was elected as Governor. He has voiced his support for education reform and school choice, a pro-school choice ad was run in his behalf and the issue was cited as the second most impactful issue with voters after jobs.
American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.