HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he is running for governor.
Wednesday morning on the steps of the Chickasaw County courthouse, he made the announcement.
"I'm running for governor because it's time to put our families first - that starts by building an economy that creates jobs, so our kids can stay in Mississippi, earn a good living here and build a future right here," he said.
Residents in the community felt like this would be a smart move for the state if Hood is elected.
“This is the best thing to happen to Mississippi in ten to twelve years,” said Orlando Snow.
Hood says although a lot of work will be put into his campaign for governor, he still has lots of work to do as Attorney General.
"This vaping issue, I have a lot of other issues that I want to deal with as well, but vaping is basically the new tobacco, so I have battles to fight as attorney general and I'm going to continue to do those.”
“The red and blue have been fighting for years and it’s about time we come together and fight for Mississippi.” @wtva9news
— Kayla Thompson (@KThompsonTV) October 3, 2018