The following is a press release from the Mississippi Democratic Party
Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that he will seek a fourth term as Mississippi’s chief law enforcement officer to continue his efforts to make the state a safer place to live and work.
“The voters of Mississippi have given me the privilege of serving them for nearly 12 years, and I’ve always tried to live up to the responsibilities they have placed on me,” said Attorney General Hood. “With those citizens in mind, I plan to finish the business we began in 2004 including our cases against Google and Entergy.”
Since taking office, Attorney General Hood has:
- Returned nearly $1 billion to the taxpayers of Mississippi from corporate wrongdoers, including unscrupulous pharmaceutical, insurance and telecommunications companies.
- Established one of the nation’s first-of-its-kind cyber-crime units to find and prosecute child pornographers and keep our children safe on the Internet.
- Fought for citizens in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by battling insurance companies to provide devastated homeowners a better opportunity for recovery.
- Prosecuted former Klansman Edgar Ray Killen for the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County during Freedom Summer.
In the coming term, Attorney General Hood plans to continue the fight against corporate giants that are profiting illegally at Mississippians’ expense, protecting families from internet predators, combating public corruption and ensuring the safety of consumers, especially the elderly, against fraud.
“The citizens of Mississippi are largely responsible for the success of our office,” said Attorney General Hood. “Through their support we continue to make our state a better place for law-abiding residents.”