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August 22, 2019

EDITORIAL/Lynn Fitch is Jim Hood 2.0

THE EDITORIAL BOARD–Madison County Journal Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:00 PM Other than missing the first bond payment in state history, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch mostly coasted through

August 19, 2019

ANDY TAGGART — Will be a steward of the state’s law enforcement resources

For the MBJ in Columns, Govt/Politics, Law & Accounting–August 19, 2019 ANDY TAGGART Life often brings the realization that something must be done just because it is the right thing to

August 12, 2019

Mark Baker Endorses Andy Taggart in Attorney General Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brandon, Mississippi (Monday, August 12, 2019) – Representative Mark Baker of Rankin County, whose spirited campaign for Attorney General very nearly propelled him into a

MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL

THE ISSUES WE FACE

We need leaders who are as passionate about Mississippi’s future as some are about our past. As your next Attorney General, I will use my 34 years of legal experience, a lifetime of fighting for conservative Republican values and a real vision for leading Mississippi out of the past and into a better future.

The Drug Scourge

We must win the drug war and stop the scourge this poison unleashes in our communities. My family has suffered a front-line casualty in that war. I know the difference between victims and predators, and we can’t keep treating victims and predators in the same way. Public safety is the first job of state government, and using tools like drug courts and mental health courts to help victims will free up resources so our criminal justice system can root out and punish predators.

Mississippi’s Future

Andy Taggart is a can-do conservative ready to move Mississippi into a better future. We need an Attorney General with the courage to lead the way to retire the old flag with dignity to our new Museum of Mississippi History. We need a leader as passionate about Mississippi's future as some are about our past.

Experience

Mississippi needs a skilled, practicing courtroom attorney as the state's top lawyer. Andy Taggart has been practicing law for 34 years. Andy was the Chief of Staff and Counsel to Governor Kirk Fordice, Litigation Counsel to Governor Haley Barbour, and Counsel to then-State Auditor Phil Bryant.

Andy for Attorney General Statewide Steering Committee

MY POSITIONS

  • Pro-life by faith and conviction, and ready to fight to protect Mississippi’s new heartbeat bill
  • Lifelong gun owner, sportsman and Life Member of National Rifle Association
  • Committed to putting an end to human trafficking in our state
  • Courageous enough to take on public corruption without waiting on the federal government to do our job for us
  • Serious about Medicaid fraud enforcement
  • Recognizes the need for vigorous child advocacy in the arenas of abuse, mental illness, neglect and substance abuse
  • Prepared to defend and honor our constitutional promise to our Public Employees Retirement System
21 Truths by Andy Taggart

LEGAL AND POLITICAL HIGHLIGHTS

1999-2019

AV Rated by Martindale

The highest attorney rating for 20 consecutive years

 

2008-2009

Litigation Counsel for Governor

Litigation Counsel to Gov. Haley Barbour in Voter ID litigation

 

2007

Madison County Board of Supervisors President

 

2006

Counsel to State Auditor

Counsel to State Auditor Phil Bryant in recovery of illegal attorneys' fees

 

1988-1993

United States Civil Rights Commission

Served on the State Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission

 

 

2014-2015

Co-Chairman for Governor

Co-Chairman for Governor Phil Bryant on Task Force reforming public contracting after Department of Corrections bribery scandal

 

2004 - 2008

Madison County Board of Supervisors

 

1992 - 1994

Chief of Staff and Counsel to Governor

Chief of Staff and Counsel to Gov. Kirk Fordice

 

1984

Executive Director

Mississippi Republican Party

 

1980

Political Director

Mississippi Republican Party

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