Earlier today, Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced her intention to run for Attorney General in 2019, and now, there is a candidate vying to replace her.
David McRae (R) has announced that he will make a run at the Treasurer’s office in 2019. This will be McRae’s second attempt to win the election for the office after he was defeated by Fitch in the 2015 GOP primary election.
“As a conservative Republican reformer who is not a career politician, I will use my private sector background in finance to promote fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability for the taxpayers of Mississippi. Katie and I look forward to traveling the state with our children to meet with voters and organize a grassroots campaign in all 82 counties,” McRae said today.
On his Facebook page, McRae describes himself as a “conservative Republican reformer from outside government fighting for a better Mississippi.” In his 2015 announcement. McRae spoke of the need to eliminate corruption from Mississippi’s governing body.
“I am alarmed and outraged at the corruption in our state government. Each day it seems we read a new story about bribes, kickbacks, backroom deals and incompetence from those we entrusted with our tax dollars. Sadly, the politicians in Jackson are becoming just as bad as those in Washington,” McRae said.
McRae is a licensed attorney, and he also manages several businesses. While earning his law degree from Mississippi College, McRae spent time as Chief Justice of the Honor Court and worked for Justice Jess Dickinson at the Mississippi Supreme Court.