Lynn Fitch announces run for attorney general
This morning, Republican state Treasurer Lynn Fitch stopped by Gulfport City Hall to officially announce her run for attorney general.
The fourth-term attorney general, Democrat Jim Hood, is running for governor this year. Fitch has served the state of Mississippi as treasurer for seven years, but her legal career has spanned over 34 years total.
Fitch says some of the reasons she is running for attorney general are that she wants to protect gun rights, fight opioid abuse, and crack down on human trafficking. “With my skill set, I have run complex state agencies. I have served as an attorney for the legislature. I have served as an attorney in private practice. The law, the policy, the administration, the finance and such, an intersection to allow me to have the skill set to serve as the attorney general.”
March 1st is the qualifying deadline for candidates for regional, legislative, and county offices in Mississippi. Party primaries are in August and the general election is in November.