Brad Touchstone

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Brad A. Touchstone


Mississippi State Representative
for District 101 (Lamar County)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2016
Preceded by Toby Barker
Succeeded by  

Born September 19, 1979
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Janice Burke Touchstone
Children Ryleigh Jane Touchstone 
Residence Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Alma mater Oak Grove High School

Pearl River Community College
Millsaps College
Mississippi College School of Law

Occupation Lawyer 
Religion Southern Baptist

Brad A. Touchstone (born September 19, 1979) is a lawyer from his native Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who is the Republican state representative for District 101 in Lamar County.[1]

Touchstone graduated from Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg and attended Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi. He received bachelor's (2002) and master's (2004) degrees in business administration from Millsaps College in the capital city of Jackson. In 2009, he graduated from the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. A practicing attorney since 2009, he is a former Lamar County prosecutor. Since 2014, he has been in the Hattiesburg firm, Nelson Touchstone. He is a member of large Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.[2] 

Touchstone ran unopposed in the 2015 Republican primary and general election for House District 101.[3] The seat was vacated by the Republican Toby Barker. In 2011, Barker had defeated the Democrat David Cook, 3,957 (65.9 percent) to 2,049 (34.1 percent).[4]

Touchstone sits on these House committees: (1)  Insurance (vice chairman), (2) Drug Policy, (3) Education, (4) Judiciary A, (5) Public Health and Human Services, (6) Public Utilities, (7) Revenue and Expenditure General Bills, (8) Transportation, and (9) Youth and Family Affairs.[2]

Representative Touchstone voted in 2016 against  dismemberment abortions in the state. He supported the expansion of exemptions for compulsory school vaccinations. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He voted to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms for the overall protection of the congregation. he supported the bill to guarantee within Mississippi protections for religious beliefs and matters of moral conscience. In 2017, he supported the legislation which authorizes additional methods of execution in Mississippi and the measure to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder. He voted to increase identification requirement for Medicaid.[5]


See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:

References

  1. Brad Touchstone. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brad Touchstone's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  3. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  4. Election Returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 8, 2011). Retrieved on October 13, 2017.
  5. Brad Touchstone's Voting Records. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.