AG Jim Hood thanks Mississippians as his fourth term comes to an end

Jim Hood and his wife outside the Thorn Community Center in Chickasaw County on Election Day.

Jim Hood's fourth and final term as Mississippi's attorney general will end in January.

Posted: Dec 19, 2019 2:22 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State Attorney General Jim Hood issued a statement Thursday in which he thanked Mississippians for giving him the opportunity to serve as attorney general for four terms.

“Whether victims of crime or consumers who were preyed upon by fraud and dishonesty, my staff and I showed up each day to fight for you, the vulnerable, and the less fortunate,” he stated.

In October of 2018, Hood announced his campaign to become Mississippi’s next governor.

He won the Democratic Primary in August but lost the November general election to Republican Governor-elect Tate Reeves.

Hood will be succeeded by Republican Lynn Fitch in January.

"I will reopen my deceased father’s law office in Houston, where he practiced for 45 years," the Chickasaw County native said.

Open this link to read his full statement.

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