Mike Hurst was officially sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi after being unanimously confirmed by the Senate on October 3rd. After being sworn in, Hurst discussed his new position and is eager to serve the people of Mississippi.
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to return to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to do the work of justice and serve the people of Mississippi. We have some of the hardest working, most caring people in this office, and I look forward to partnering with our state and local law enforcement to make sure people are protected, victims are served, and our communities are safer,” said Hurst.
Hurst has a decorated background in government work having worked on the staff of Congressman Chip Pickering in D.C. Prior to that, Hurst was Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Constitution Subcommittee.
The Hickory, Mississippi native was appointed by President Trump on July 29. Hurst previously served as the Director of the Mississippi Justice Institue, a division of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. Hurst was also the Republican nominee for Mississippi Attorney General in 2015.
Hurst has also worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson. He worked in the office from 2006 through February of 2015 where he mainly focused on fighting public corruption.