Kevin Walls is a Pontotoc County native running for the District 3 State Senate seat.
Kevin spent his younger years working on his family’s farm. There he gained a valuable work ethic for his future endeavors. Upon graduating South Pontotoc High School in 1983, he felt led to serve his country in the Mississippi Army National Guard. After completing seven years of military service, Kevin accepted a position with the United Parcel Service (UPS). At UPS his performance and classroom training earned him managerial positions in which he managed large budgets and coordinated fleet movements across the Southeastern United States.
After fourteen years with UPS, Kevin decided to move his family back home to North Mississippi. He and his wife of thirty years, Sherrye, opened an automotive business here. According to Kevin, throughout this time K&S Automotive Services has seen large growth in revenue and two expansions. Kevin says he and his family enjoy living and working in Mississippi. They have been members of West Heights Baptist Church for fifteen years, where they participate on committees and in Sunday School.
Walls’ qualifications and goals for serving
Walls’ years of business experience as a UPS manager, along with owning and operating a business of his own, have prepared him to serve in the Mississippi Legislature.
When asked why he is running for the MS Senate, and what issues are important to him, Walls tells us, “I am running because I have eight grandchildren that I want to see succeed and stay in Mississippi. I know I am not the only one in district three that feels that way. So, I am running to build a better Mississippi for all of our families.”
Walls is passionate about the issues concerning the budget problems associated with the state’s education and road systems. He is also intent on bringing new businesses into district three to diversify the economy.
The Republican primary will be held on August 6th.