Election, Primary & Caucus Dates:
Primary: August 6, 2019
Runoff: August 27, 2019
General: November 5, 2019

Democratic Candidate for Mississippi Governor

Jim Hood

About Jim Hood:

  • Now serving his fourth term in office as Mississippi’s Attorney General
  • In 1988, Hood received his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi at Oxford
  • Prosecuted former Klansman Edgar Ray Killen for orchestrating the 1964 murders of Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney in Philadelphia, Mississippi during Freedom Summer
  • As a prosecutor, Hood has tried more than 100 jury cases while serving as an Assistant Attorney General and as a District Attorney (D.A.)
  • In 2017, Hood filed lawsuits against a number of pharmaceutical companies. In the lawsuits, Hood alleged that the companies were engaging in an unlawful scheme to force the state to pay for drugs that were not eligible for Medicaid reimbursement. Overall, Hood filed six separate lawsuits against the 18 defendant companies
  • After Hurricane Katrina ravaged Mississippi, bringing with it unscrupulous opportunists who victimized citizens, Attorney General Hood worked to strengthen laws to protect consumers, while ceaselessly prosecuting offenders for home repair fraud, price gouging, identity theft and financial scams
  • Founded the nation’s leading Cyber Crime Unit and Fusion Center. Based in the Attorney General’s office, the Cyber Crime Fusion Center is the hub from which state, federal and local agencies investigate and prosecute internet predators who target children and vulnerable adults
  • Worked to provide relief to coastal residents and business owners after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • To Grow Our Economy:
    • Stop the Legislature from running up our debt
    • Create high-paying jobs
    • Put money in Mississippian’s hands, not out-of-state corporations
    • Support our main street merchants
    • Put working people back to work by building highways and bridges
    • Support workforce development programs
  • To Improve Education:
    • Advocate for a statewide, universal pre-kindergarten program
    • Focus on making community colleges and universities more affordable
    • Improve our public-school system
  • To Make Health Care Affordable and Accessible:
    • Work to make health care affordable for everyone
    • Fight for those who can’t fight for themselves
    • Support law enforcement in the fight against the opioid epidemic
    • Accept federal dollars to help our struggling rural hospitals
    • Focus on improving rural access to health care

Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor

Jay Hughes

About Jay Hughes:

  • Son of a truck-driving mother and oil-field worker father
  • Earned a Juris Doctorate from University of Mississippi School of Law in 1991
  • Attorney/Developer
  • Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 12th District
  • He served on Judiciary A; Judiciary En Banc; Medicaid; Accountability, Efficiency & Transparency; and Constitution committees
  • The House introduced 1,789 bills, and 376 became law, supported the maintenance of state roads and bridges, and a campaign finance and ethics reform measure

Jay Hughes Platform:

  • Education:
    • Equal, quality public education for all
  • Infrastructure and Healthcare:
    • Believes infrastructure and access to healthcare lift people and attract real jobs
    • Provide the best care we can for people with mental illness and addictions
  • Complete Transparency in Government
    • Everyone should have their voice heard, and have a seat at the table
    • The people and local businesses are far more important to the function of Mississippi government than political parties, foreign corporations, lobbyists and political action committees

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Democratic Candidate for Mississippi  Secretary Of State

Johnny DuPree

About Johnny DuPree:

  • Graduate of Jones Junior College, the University of Southern Mississippi and Jackson State University where he received his Doctorate in urban studies
  • Ex-Hattiesburg Mayor, Real Estate Broker – served as the mayor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi from 2001 to 2017
  • 1987 appointed to the Hattiesburg Public School Board
  • Owns a consulting firm and a trucking company
  • Served on a number of national and local boards, including the National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, the Mississippi Municipal League, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Committee, Local Government Advisory Committee and the Small Community Advisory

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Democratic Candidate for Mississippi Attorney General

Jennifer Riley-Collins

About Jennifer Riley-Collins:

  • Executive director at ACLU of Mississippi
  • Retired from the United States Army in June 2017 as a Colonel after 32 years of  distinguished service as a Military Intelligence Officer
  • She served a total of 14 years on active duty and 18 years as a member of the U. S National Guard and U. S. Army Reserves
  • Graduate of Alcorn State University (Magna Cum Laude) and University of Central Texas

Jennifer Riley-Collins’ Platform:

  • Safeguarding Civil Rights
  • Fighting for working people
  • Protecting consumers from fraud, scams and bad practices
  • Supporting victims of crime
  • Combating the opioid crisis and addiction
  • Increased access to healthcare, especially for veterans, women and children

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Democratic Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

Rickey Cole

About Rickey Cole:

  • Manages his family’s 160-acre farm in Ovett, MS
  • Previous Executive Director of the Mississippi Democratic Party
  • Chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party from 2001 to 2004 and 2012-2016
  • Founding President of Mississippi Policy Forum, non-profit organization that assisted with civic engagement opportunities for the public
  • Attended Mississippi State University and studied Political Science
  • Served as founding President of Mississippi Policy Forum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit institute that conducts public forums, sponsors research projects, and assists in the development of educational, community and grassroots civic organizations to improve civic literacy and encourage civic engagement in Mississippi

Rickey Cole’s Platform:

  • We import 90% of what we eat in Mississippi from outside the state. $6.5 Billion dollars of hard-earned Mississippian’s money goes out of the state—much of it out of the country—to pay for food produced somewhere else.  We need those dollars turning over in our own communities, and it starts with the simple act of neighbors supporting neighbors
  • Develop local and regional food systems throughout Mississippi to keep those food dollars here at home
  • Get government red tape out of the way and let growers control what they grow, how they grow it, and how they sell it. State government should regulate less and advocate much more for Mississippi-produced food
  • Educate the public about the tremendous health and wellness benefits of eating fresh, locally grown food. Food is medicine, and local food systems conserve our natural resources and keep our environment clean

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Democratic Candidate for Treasurer

Addie Lee Green

About Addie Lee Green:

  • Raised on a farm and the daughter of a sharecropper
  • Grew up in Raymond, attending Southern Labor School and the JPS Career and Development Center
  • Volunteered with the Child Development Group of Mississippi in the 1960s as a teenager, worked with the Head Start program during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Studied social work at Jackson State University
  • Worked at General Motors in Clinton and with the AFL-CIO to help organize the local Packard Electric union
  • Previously served as the city’s election commissioner and as an alderwoman

Democratic Candidate for Insurance Commissioner

Robert Amos 

About Robert Amos:

  • Masters in Education – Jackson State University, Belhaven University – Masters in Public Administration · Jackson, Mississippi
  • Worked as a school-attendance officer, a student-finance officer and as an adjunct professor at Jackson State University

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Democratic Candidates for Public Service Commissioner in the Southern District

Connie Moran

About Connie Moran:

  • Moran is the former three-term mayor of Ocean Springs
  • Served as president of Moran Consultants, a firm providing marketing and development service
  • Graduated from Georgetown University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in finance/economics and international commerce
  • Conducted graduate research at the Institute of World Economics in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar
  • Economist at the World Trade Organization in Geneva
  • As Mayor of Ocean Springs, during post Hurricane Katrina rebuilding, Moran drew on her background as an economic development expert to develop a plan to rebuild the city, structurally and economically, while trying to retain the city’s historical value and contain urban sprawl while still advocating for growth
  • Active in civic and charitable organizations, and has served as a board director for Jackson County United Way, YMCA, and Boys and Girls Clubs. She is a member of Rotary International, the Gulf Coast Business Council, and served on the National Board of Directors for the Congress on New Urbanism

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