A sketch of the state, Mississippi.

This article covers Congressional candidates from Mississippi for the midterm election this November. To access our Mississippi primary review, click here. To learn more about Sustainable Politician Project and our ranking system, read our full intro here.

In the summaries that we provide for incumbents, we include a score based on their “LCV” score. The LCV is the League of Conservation Voters, and they track incumbent’s votes on major environmental policies that are going through Congress. If you want to know more about the LCV, click here.

U.S. Senate

Roger Wicker (R)(Campaign Site) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad 

Roger here talks a lot of talk about safeguarding your coasts from oil spills but has not voted in ways that show this. In fact, he supports offshore drilling, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). He also has a poor LCV score of 5% (source).

David Baria (D)Rank: Weak 

David supports renewable energy investments and regulation of greenhouse gas emissions (source), but he doesn’t really say much else on the subject.

Danny Bedwell (Libertarian)Rank: Unknown 

Although Danny’s campaign site discusses a few key topics, environmental and energy issues are not one of them.

Shawn O’Hara (Reform Party) – Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Shawn’s sustainable platform.

U.S. House of Representatives

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District 1

Our pick: Randy WadkinsRank: Good 

  • Democrat
  • Professor
  • Science & Technology Congressional Fellow

Randy remembers all the good the EPA has done. Before EPA regulations on pollution to protect water and air quality, rivers caught fire and people and the environment suffered greatly. Since then, rivers and other waterways have been restored and the air freed of many toxins and harmful pollutants. Randy worries about Mississippi when it comes to this kind of pollution. The EPA intervened for the contaminated groundwater in Grenada, screening for pollutants and seeing which areas required action. As a scientist himself, Randy worries about the recent lack of scientists working for the EPA and hopes this can be changed to benefit the environment and the people.

Trent Kelly (R) – (Campaign Site) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad 

Your current representative supported the Keystone XL pipeline and an “all of the above” energy approach, usually meaning both renewable and nonrenewable resources. He warns against over-regulation (source) and has a big fat 0 LCV score (source).

Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill (Reform Party) – Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Tracella’s sustainable platform.

District 2

Our primary pick: Bennie ThompsonCampaign SiteRank: Good 

  • Democrat
  • Incumbent since 1993

Bennie is a good eco-friendly option and has the record to prove it. For one, he voted against the Keystone XL pipeline. He also voted in favor of a bill “Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions,” showing his support for keeping pollution in check and ensuring clean air and water. He also wants us to start transitioning into more clean energy jobs, knowing this can help boost our economy by bringing many permanent jobs into the country (source). His LCV score is at 81%, so we’d like to see that continue to increase if Bennie is re-elected (source).

Troy Ray (Independent)Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Troy’s sustainability platform.

Irving Harris (Reform Party) – Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Irving’s sustainability platform.

District 3

Your candidates don’t really discuss any sustainable topics on their campaign sites.

Michael Evans (D)Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Michael’s sustainability platform.

Michael Guest (R)Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Michael’s sustainability platform.

Matthew Holland (Reform Party) – Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Matthew’s sustainability platform.

District 4

Our primary pick: Jeramey AndersonRank: Good 

  • Democrat
  • Mississippi State House (since 2013)
  • Founder of Purple Knights of America

Jeramey is a believer of the scientists and will use their research to inform policies in Congress. He hopes to see Mississippi transformed as a clean energy producer as a way of combating climate change and increasing environmental and citizen health. When it comes to clean air and water, Jeramey recognizes how essential they are to life and believes this should be a nonpartisan issue.

Steven Palazzo (R) – Incumbent – Rank: Bad 

Your current representative supports the RESTORE Act, which helps ecosystems recovering from oil spills in the Gulf. However, he voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline, does not think we should invest in clean energy, and opposes regulating greenhouse emissions (source). Plus, his LCV score is only 2% (source).

Lajena Sheets (Reform Party) – Rank: Unknown 

We were unable to find information regarding Lajena’s sustainability concert.

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