Gerald Kucia

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Gerald Kucia
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Candidate for
Mississippi State Senate, District 27
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Gerald Kucia is a 2015 Republican candidate for District 27 of the Mississippi State Senate.

Kucia was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 29 of the Mississippi State Senate. He lost in the primary election to Steve Stanford.


Kucia is an attorney and has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the past eight years. Previously, he clerked for the Mississippi Supreme Court. He currently serves on the Hinds County Republican Executive Committee. Kucia earned his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law.


Campaign themes


According to his website, Kucia highlights the following issues:

1. Effective law enforcement

  • abolishing probation for violent offenders
  • creation of specialized criminal courts
  • increased penalties for gang-related crimes
  • mandatory minimum bails for repeat violent offenders

2. A strong economy

  • replacing the state income tax with a flat tax
  • aggressively marketing Mississippi businesses out of state
  • a tax amnesty day during the month of December
  • elimination of unnecessary regulations that strangle business opportunities

3. Education reform

  • strict accountability in spending for education spending
  • elimination of wasteful bureaucracy in the public school systems
  • expansion of school choice, charter schools, home schooling standards[1]



Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Kucia ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 29. He lost to Steve Stanford in the primary on August 2, 2011. Incumbent David Blount ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[3]

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