(Jackson, Miss.)—The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) has endorsed Justice Mike Randolph in his campaign for re-election to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
In a letter sent to Justice Randolph’s campaign, MMA stated that the “board of directors has voted unanimously to endorse your candidacy for the Mississippi Supreme Court in the Southern District.” MMA and their more than 2200-member companies stated their support for “an impartial and fair judiciary which is the foundation of our free enterprise economy.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement from the Mississippi Manufacturers Association,” said Justice Randolph. “In serving the citizens of this state, rich or poor, I have strived to apply the rule of law fairly and impartially.”
The MMA’s endorsement joins other groups who have endorsed Justice Randolph’s campaign including the Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC), the Mississippi Medical political action committee and the Mississippi Physicians political action committee.
Justice Mike Randolph was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court in April, 2004, and was elected to the same position in November, 2004, with 65% of the vote. He has led the Supreme Court in majority opinions for the last four years. Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Justice Randolph practiced law in South Mississippi for nearly 30 years. He was decorated for heroism while serving in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One). Justice Randolph has been married for 45 years. He and his wife, the former Kathy Webb of Ocean Springs, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He is a Member of Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher for over 25 years.
The Southern Supreme Court District of Mississippi includes the following 27 counties: Harrison, Jackson, Jones, Forrest, Lamar, Pearl River, Hancock, Pike, Lincoln, Marion, Simpson, Adams, Wayne, Covington, George, Jasper, Clarke, Smith, Amite, Walthall, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Stone, Perry, Greene, Franklin and Wilkinson.