Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Winston Countian Elected as Delegate for 1st Congressional Democratic District

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The 1st Congressional District of the Mississippi Democratic Party met this summer elected and swore in Linda Floyd as Mississippi’s 1st Congressional Delegate. Linda is a resident of Winston County. As a Democratic County Executive Committee member, she is on the Legislative Committee and the Young Democrats Committee. The Executive Committee members:
  • run the democratic primaries and precinct caucuses,
  • support Democratic candidates on all levels, 
  • identify and recruit new and promising talent, 
  • work closely with elected Democratic officials and 
  • serve as the foundation leadership of the party.
Mississippi's 1st Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, DeSoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, and Winston counties and a portion of Oktibbeha County.

Linda is excited about holding this position. Locally, she is a member of the Winston County Branch NAACP and the Winston County Voters League. She stated that she believes in inclusion vs exclusion with fair representation and she is striving to make things better and not so divisive. She also, said, “I am a democrat and I believe in doing what’s right.” She finds it a great responsibility to certify candidates in primaries and to improve the chances that democrats are elected. Linda was a candidate for Winston County Supervision for District #4 in 2016. Her slogan was, Striving to Move Winston County to the Next Level with her platform: Youth Enrichment Program that includes: Summer employment, Monthly community Meeting, Community Collaboration with School District, A visual road maintenance improvement plan and public safety. When asked if she would run again she said, “Probably, if the Lord say so”.

Linda is a member of Center Hill Church of God in Christ. She is the daughter of Mrs. Catherine Floyd Cork and granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Floyd, Sr. She has one daughter, Sunda-Symone Floyd and two grandsons. She is a graduate of Louisville High School, Class of 1987 and was a student at East Central and East Mississippi Community College. Her work experience has been in management over thirteen years and public relations over twenty years with proven detailed researching, auditing and organizational skills.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson