During an appearance of the Paul Gallo Show, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has announced her bid for Attorney General and is officially launching her campaign. Fitch has served as Mississippi’s Treasurer since her election in 2012 and is currently the only woman holding a state-wide office in Mississippi. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing programs critical to the fiscal health of the state and the financial wellbeing of Mississippians.
“It has been such an honor and privilege to serve as your State Treasurer,” said Fitch. “We have successfully accomplished the work I was hired to do as Treasurer, and now I am asking the voters for the opportunity to serve as Attorney General.”
Fitch’s connection to the office of the Attorney General began early on as she began practicing law as a Special Assistant Attorney General at age 23 before going into private practice as a bond lawyer.
“I’ve been a lawyer for 34 years and I have great legal experience and a broad set of skills that I bring to the table, whether it was running complex state agencies, working for private law firms, and working for the legislature as a lawyer and so now to be able to do this is an exciting time and I am looking forward to working in this new capacity,” Fitch told News Mississippi.
In 2009, Fitch was selected by Governor Barbour to serve as Executive Director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board. A Holly Springs Native, Fitch received both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from Ole Miss.
Fitch said that if elected she would work to protect Mississippi taxpayers and workforce along with fighting every angle of the opioid crisis and protecting human trafficking victims.
Rep. Mark Baker (R) has also announced his candidacy for the office of AG. Baker has been highly critical of current AG Jim Hood for his aggressiveness in litigation against corporations in Mississippi.
Baker has served in the Mississippi House of Representatives for 16 years and has over 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney.
Hood is running for Governor along with Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, Representative Robert Foster, and Velesha Williams, a retired Jackson State University employee who has never run for political office previously.