Why They’re Running: Attorney General

We asked attorney general candidates Jennifer Riley-Collins and Lynn Fitch why they are running and what they hope to accomplish. Here's what they said.

Why are you running?

Jennifer Riley Collins

"The people. The people of Mississippi deserve a proven protector. My decision to run is a continuation of a lifetime of service.  My professional and personal experience has prepared me to serve the people of Mississippi. I served 32 years in the military, retiring at the rank of Colonel in June 2017. As an Army Intelligence Officer, I developed the analytical skills necessary to understand and solve complex issues. I am an experienced and seasoned litigator. My legal career has been spent representing marginalized communities and people. I swore to protect and defend and to uphold the law in both careers, military and civilian. The people deserve to have a committed public servant."

Lynn Fitch

"For the past eight years, I have applied my conservative principles and solution-driven approach to achieve great results for the people of Mississippi. For instance, we returned more than $100 million in unclaimed property, restructured college savings to make it cost-neutral for taxpayers and a better deal for families, and saved taxpayers over $150 million by proactive management of State debt. I want to apply these same principles and this same approach as your Attorney General to make Mississippi communities safer, protect our most vulnerable populations, and streamline our regulatory structure to make a lasting impact for Mississippians."

What do you hope to accomplish?

Jennifer Riley Collins

"As Attorney General, I will be a protector for all people - our seniors, our children, our disabled, our veterans and our women. I will be courageous and fearless in taking on the bad actors who harm our people and our environment. I will be the Attorney General for all Mississippians. "

Lynn Fitch

"As Attorney General, I will: Work with law enforcement; Defend Mississippi Constitution and Laws; Fight the opioid crisis; Work to end human trafficking; Defend the Second Amendment; Prosecute fraud and abuse against taxpayers; Support crime victims; Protect seniors, children, and veterans; And continue to be a solution-driven conservative."

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