The Vision

Throughout his life, he has built relationships and cultivated resources to increase success and empowerment for the communities in which he has lived and for the people he has served. Habakkuk 2 teaches us to STAND upon our watch and WAIT to see what the Lord will tell us. The Lord said to WRITE the VISION down and make it PLAIN, so when it is READ, we can run with the VISION.


  • Increase funding for the transportation infrastructure system by $3,000,000,000.00 annually.  I will use my 26 years of experience as a Senator to collaborate with our Legislators, Supervisors, Mayors and Business Leaders to increase our user fees and other ways and means.
  • Encourage the Legislature to enact a second phase of the Emergency Bridge Act by passing a $250,000,000.00 bond in 2020 for that purpose.
  • Build a four lane highway bypass at Port Gibson to complete the 1987 AHEAD four lane program.
  • Complete the Highway 82 bypass in Washington County.
  • Overlay Highway 25 from Brandon to Louisville.
  • Four lane Highway 27 from I-20 at Vicksburg to I-55 at Crystal Springs.
  • Four lane Highway 15 from I-20 at Newton to Highway 25 at Louisville.
  • Upgrade Highway 61 to a Historic Scenic Route Highway status.
  • Four lane Highway 16 from Highway 49 at Yazoo to Philadelphia.
  • Complete Highway 19 four lane from Meridian to Philadelphia.
  • Four lane Highway 49 West from Highway 82 at Indianola to Highway 49 East at Tutwiler.
  • Construct a bypass at Philadelphia.
  • Enhance Highway 18 from Port Gibson to Raymond as an evacuation route from Grand Gulf.
  • Create a safe work zones for MDOT workers and contractors.
  • Increase MDOT’s employee wages.
  • Increase funding for our public transit, rails, ports and airports.
  • Create a Capitol City Transportation Board consisting of representation from MDOT, USDOT, Hinds County Board of Supervisors, City of Jackson and the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District to assist Jackson, the State’s Capitol City rebuild its infrastructure.
  • Increase funding for our public transit, rails, ports and airports.
  • Keep our Central District highways beautiful by cutting the grass regularly.
  • Keep our Central District highways clean by picking up the litter regularly.

Willie has accomplished many goals during his legislative service because of the talent and the vision that God has granted him. He organized the committee that allowed Mississippi to receive forty million dollars for the Mid Delta Empowerment Zone. Willie led the charge to defeat House Bill 974 that would have taken ALL of our State Employees from under the State Personnel Board protections. He secured eight hundred thousand dollars for water and sewer repairs in Charleston and thousands of dollars to improve McKnight Road at Renova. As Chairman of Highways and Transportation, Willie secured funds to continue the Lakeland Drive/Highway 25 project in Hinds and Rankin Counties.