|Mississippi Senate District 25|
|2012 - Present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Place of birth||Quitman, Mississippi|
Longwitz is a practicing attorney and has worked as a federal civil prosecutor and attorney for the state of Mississippi. Following Hurricane Katrina he worked for Governor Haley Barbour’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal.
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Longwitz won the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 25. He defeated Sean Corcoran in the primary on August 2, 2011, and defeated Charles Barbour in a runoff primary election on August 23, 2011. Longwtiz defeated Cecilia Sampayo, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the general election on November 8, 2011. 
|Mississippi State Senate, District 25 General Election, 2011|
|Mississippi State Senate, District 25 Republican Primary Runoff, 2011|
|Mississippi State Senate, District 25 Republican Primary, 2011|
In 2011, Longwitz received $136,070 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to William Longwitz's campaign in 2011|
|WJ Bruister Trust||$20,000|
|W T Broistar Trust||$20,000|
|J P Bruister Trust||$10,000|
|Longwitz, Will & Leigh Ann||$3,000|
|Mississippi Association Of Realtors||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$136,070|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,284|
|Cost of each vote received||$7.44|
On his campaign website Longwitz highlights eight issues:
- Fix the Budget Process: "Mississippi's budgeting process is broken, and we have a real chance to fix it. Will believes the state should be required to budget just like everybody else."
- Protect Taxpayers: "We must keep the burden of debt off our children's backs. Our state is currently $4 billion in debt, and we pay about $1 million per day in principal and interest payments. Will Longwitz will make tough and fiscally prudent decisions instead of passing the burden onto citizens in the form of higher taxes."
- Strong Schools: "An educated and well-trained workforce is an investment in prosperity and growth. Will believes education spending must always be accompanied by measurable results. We owe it to ourselves and we owe it to our kids to get them the results we pay for."
- Protecting Life: "Mississippi has been rated one of the safest places in the nation for unborn children. While we have made great strides, there is more to do. We have a religious and moral obligation to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us."
- Second Amendment: "The United States Constitution protects the rights of its citizens to keep and bear arms. The U.S. Supreme court recently affirmed this individual right, but opponents will continue to try and erode these freedoms. Public safety and the rule of law require that our lawmakers stand up for gun ownership rights."
- Workforce Training: "Mississippians need to be trained with the skills to compete for good new jobs. If we build on our existing network of employers, community colleges and other resources, we can create a steady stream of ready-to-hire, productive workers in manufacturing, agriculture, health care, energy, technology and other industries."
- Immigration and State Sovereignty: "The federal government refuses to adequately protect our borders, but the Obama administration sues states when they try to enforce immigration laws. Then taxpayers bear the burden of providing public services for people who do not pay their share into the system. Only a serious state and federal commitment to immigration enforcement can fix this cycle."
- Energy: "Mississippi is poised to be an energy leader. Oil and gas are a major part of Mississippi's economy and a major source of jobs. We must encourage and expand production and exploration. Mississippi can lead the nation in the cutting-edge field of biofuel research and production. We must encourage innovation and job growth in this exciting energy sector."
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Longwitz has a wife, Leigh Ann, and two daughters, June and Sophie. He is a graduate of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Georgetown University, and the University of Mississippi Law School. Longwitz is a member of the Madison County Republican Party and Madison County Tea Party.
- Official campaign website
- Facebook campaign page
- Will Longwitz on YouTube
- Will Longwitz on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Mississippi Parents Campaign candidate questionnaire
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, "William Longwitz biography," accessed September 8, 2011
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Will Longwitz for State Senate, "About," retrieved September 8, 2011
- ↑ Mississippi Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List
- ↑ Clarion Ledger "Longwitz, Harkins apparent winners in GOP Senate races," August 23, 2011
- ↑ WDAM "Election 2011 Runoff Results," August 23, 2011
- ↑ Sun Herald "Legislative incumbents toppled," August 23, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Will Longwitz for State Senate, "Issues," retrieved September 8, 2011
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