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Mississippi House of Representatives District 17
Stafford is a master machine builder, though according to NEMS360.com, he was unemployed as of June 23, 2011. He served in Iraq as part of the Mississippi National Guard (155th Infantry Regiment), where he lost a leg in the line of duty.
Stafford said he made the decision to run while recuperating from the injuries he sustained in Iraq at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He claimed that he called incumbent Brian Aldridge for assistance but never heard back; afterwards, he decided to make a run for Aldridge's seat to "show him how to help people."
He told news website NEMS360 that he supported a bill to "put prayer back in the schools," and criticized his opponent, Aldridge, for voting against fully funding state public schools during his time in office.
Stafford ran in the 2011 election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 17, but lost to incumbent Brian Aldridge in the primary on August 2, 2011.No Democratic candidates filed to run for election. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.
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