Griffis announces run for full Supreme Court term

Justice Kenny Griffis (Source: WTOK-TV)

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Kenny Griffis Tuesday announced his campaign for a full term.

Griffis was appointed to the high court in 2019, while he was serving as chief judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

ā€œIā€™m announcing my campaign based on my record and experience as a Constitutional conservative with a dedication to fairness and the rule of law,ā€ Griffis said.

Supreme Court District 1 includes the following counties: Bolivar, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo.

Griffis is a native of Meridian. He earned accounting and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. He was also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from 1984-2007. He regularly serves as an adjunct law professor at Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi.

Supreme Court elections are nonpartisan. The general election is Nov. 3, 2020.