Public Safety Commissioner Running for A.G.

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson says his experience prepares him to be the state

Commissioner of Public Safety Stephen Simpson

The 52-year-old Simpson announced his candidacy Monday as a Republican.

Democrat Jim Hood, 48, is seeking a third term as attorney general. Hood was a district attorney in north Mississippi before winning statewide office.

Simpson worked six years as an assistant district attorney in Harrison County before Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove appointed him to a nonpartisan job as circuit judge in December 2000.

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Simpson as public safety commissioner in April 2008.

Simpson says he'll resign as commissioner during the campaign, but he's not sure when.


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  • by Everette Location: Union on Jan 18, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    I think Steve Simpson Would make A Great Attorney general.I think It's time We Had A Hard Working Republican Attorney general In Mississippi.Steve Has Done A Really Great Job As Commissioner of Public Safety And I Am Sure He Would Do The Same As Mississippi Attorney general.
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