Robert Foster on Government Reform



Power corrupts all men; long-time candidates owe many favors

Foster, 35, a first-term legislator, said he'd bring a fresh perspective, that he hasn't yet been corrupted by working for decades in politics. That's why he wants to run for governor at such a young age, he added, and not gradually work his way up. "After being in Jackson for just three years, I have learned that power corrupts all men and all people over time," he told the crowd. "It changes you; it takes away your passion; it changes your convictions. And it puts you in a position of owing a lot of favors to a lot of people that you have made promises to."

Missing from the debate stage was the Republican race's best-known candidate, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Foster did criticize Reeves. "If our third opponent was here tonight, instead of being back home on the porch," Foster said, "I would like to ask (him): How many favors does he have? How many promises has he made, in order to build up a $7 million campaign fund?"

Source: Clarion-Ledger on 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial race , Apr 2, 2019

Enact sunset legislation; roll back rules and regulations

The countless number of rules and regulations that come from all of our state agencies, boards, and commissions must be rolled back. We need to enact sunset legislation forcing them to review all of their rules and regulations periodically or they repeal automatically. We must also look into dismantling some unnecessary boards and commissions all together. Right-sizing government and empowering small business--not government, should be our top priority.
Source: 2019 Mississippi governor campaign website Foster4MS.com , Dec 31, 2018

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Bill Waller
David Baria-x
Howard Sherman
Jim Hood
Phil Bryant
Tate Reeves
Trent Lott
MS Senatorial:
Chris McDaniel
Cindy Hyde-Smith
David Baria
Jensen Bohren
Mike Espy
Roger Wicker

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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