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Lydia Graves Chassaniol Edit Profile

Lydia Chassaniol is an American politician.

Background

Chassaniol, Lydia Graves was born on December 29, 1950.

Career

She served in the Mississippi Senate from the 14th district since 2007. Chassaniol is from Winona, Mississippi. She served on the Mississippi Parole Board from 1997 through 2000, and was first elected to the Mississippi Senate in 2007.

Chassaniol ran unopposed for District 14 of the Mississippi Senate in 2007. In November 2011, she was re-elected to the seat, defeating Democrat Carlos Moore. Chassaniol is contesting for re-election.

The vote will be held on November 3, 2015. During her time in office, Chassaniol has sponsored anti-immigration bills. She chairs the Mississippi Senate Tourism Committee, and is vice-chair of the state's committee on corrections.

In her speech to the CCC Convention, she called its members "lone voices crying in the wilderness" and said that, "Seeing all of you here today gives me hope." Despite public criticism for this speech, Chassaniol refused to apologize or to dissociate herself from the CCC.

Religion

People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

Politics

The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

Views

Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.

Membership

Chassaniol is a member of the Republican Party. Chassaniol is a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremicist group, and has spoken at their national convention.