JACKSON, Miss.- Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst announced he is running for Mississippi Attorney General.
The Republican challenger said today is his last day at the U.S. Attorney’s office. The 39-year-old has been in that position since 2006.
No other Republicans have qualified against Hood, the only statewide elected Democrat.
Hurst was one of the prosecutors assigned to the corruption case involving former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps.
Incumbent Jim Hood filed for reelection on Feb. 20. He was first elected as Mississippi Attorney General in 2003.
Stay up to date with all of Mississippi’s latest news by signing up for our free newsletter here.
Copyright 2023 SuperTalk Mississippi Media. All rights reserved.