WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
My name is Hillman Terome Frazier, a candidate for re-election.
IN 250 WORDS OR LESS, PLEASE TELL US WHY YOU ARE SEEKING PUBLIC OFFICE?
I am seeking public office because there is unfinished business that we must address. Hospitals are closing and cutting back on services because of the lack of resources. Access to quality healthcare must be addressed by the next legislature. We have a serious teacher shortage that must be addressed. I am running because we must give our schools the resources that they need to be successful. I am also running to protect the assets of the City of Jackson and the rights that her citizens currently have.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS/ARE THE GREATEST OBSTACLE(S) TO ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN HINDS COUNTY?
The greatest obstacle to economic and community development in Hinds County is the lack of meaningful dialogue and cooperation between the levels of government. A long range plan with a shared vision would greatly benefit the citizens of Hinds County. Clinton, Bolton, and Clinton took a step in this direction by unifying behind a plan that addresses the wastewater problem in western Hinds County. Once developed, it will create new jobs and open up western Hinds County to further development.
IF ELECTED, WHAT STEPS WILL YOU TAKE TO MINIMIZE OR ELIMINATE THIS/THESE OBSTACLE(S)?
If re-elected I will take steps to bring all levels of government together on a regular basis to work on a shared vision for Hinds County. I will work with the Hinds County Economic Development District to review and understand its goals and work to identify resources that it needs to be successful. Once all levels of government get on the same page with a common vision for Hinds County we will see better results when it comes to economic development.