Glance at contested judicial candidates on the ballot

For Supreme Court Justice District 03 Position 1

John Brady John Brady is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1. It is comprised of 33 counties in north Mississippi. John is a shareholder in the Columbus office of Mitchell, McNutt & Sams law firm, which has four offices in north Mississippi. John attended Mississippi College School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1994. John and his wife Jennifer have two children, Rachel (15) and Hannah (13).

John Brady
John Brady is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1. It is comprised of 33 counties in north Mississippi.
John is a shareholder in the Columbus office of Mitchell, McNutt & Sams law firm, which has four offices in north Mississippi.
John attended Mississippi College School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1994.
John and his wife Jennifer have two children, Rachel (15) and Hannah (13).

Bobby Chamberlin Longtime Circuit Court judge and former state senator Bobby Chamberlin is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1.  Chamberlin  served as a Municipal Court Judge from 1991-99. He served as Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Horn Lake in 1992.  He currently serves as Circuit Court Judge for the 17th Circuit Court District of Mississippi. Chamberlin is a lifelong resident of North Mississippi and is married to the former Kim White. The couple have one son, William, 18.

Bobby Chamberlin
Longtime Circuit Court judge and former state senator Bobby Chamberlin is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1.
Chamberlin served as a Municipal Court Judge from 1991-99. He served as Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Horn Lake in 1992.
He currently serves as Circuit Court Judge for the 17th Circuit Court District of Mississippi.
Chamberlin is a lifelong resident of North Mississippi and is married to the former Kim White. The couple have one son, William, 18.

Steve Crampton Steve Crampton is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1.  He has over 20 years litigating high profile cases pro bono at all levels of state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting against partial birth abortion, same-sex marriage and Obamacare, and defending religious liberties, parental rights and Personhood. He is VP for Legal Affairs for Liberty Counsel. Steve and his wife Shelley are the parents of seven children.

Steve Crampton
Steve Crampton is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1.
He has over 20 years litigating high profile cases pro bono at all levels of state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting against partial birth abortion, same-sex marriage and Obamacare, and defending religious liberties, parental rights and Personhood.
He is VP for Legal Affairs for Liberty Counsel.
Steve and his wife Shelley are the parents of seven children.

James T. Kitchens James T. Kitchens is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1.  Kitchens, is a judge for the Sixteenth Judicial District of Mississippi. He joined the court in 2003.] He was re-elected on November 4, 2014, for a term that begins in 2015 and expires in 2018. Kitchens earned a B.B.A. in economics from Mississippi State University in 1989. He received his J.D. from Mississippi College in 1993 and was admitted to the bar that same year. He and his wife Jo Ann call Lowndes County home.

James T. Kitchens
James T. Kitchens is a candidate for Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 1.
Kitchens, is a judge for the Sixteenth Judicial District of Mississippi. He joined the court in 2003.] He was re-elected on November 4, 2014, for a term that begins in 2015 and expires in 2018.
Kitchens earned a B.B.A. in economics from Mississippi State University in 1989. He received his J.D. from Mississippi College in 1993 and was admitted to the bar that same year. He and his wife Jo Ann call Lowndes County home.

Circuit Court Judge District 5 Place 2

Doug Crosby Kosciusko attorney Doug S. Crosby is running for Circuit Court Judge, Place 2 in the Fifth Circuit Court District.  Having recently been elected for a fourth consecutive term, Crosby currently serves the people of Attala County as County Prosecuting Attorney and Youth Court Prosecutor.  Crosby’s experience includes working in the law firm Thornton, Guyton, Dorrill and Pettit and as partner in the firm Dorrill, Pettit, Crosby and White. He is owner of Crosby Law Office, PA. Doug is married to the former Lisa Hanbery of Clinton and they have three children, Kaylan, Cole and Carley.

Doug Crosby
Kosciusko attorney Doug S. Crosby is running for Circuit Court Judge, Place 2 in the Fifth Circuit Court District.
Having recently been elected for a fourth consecutive term, Crosby currently serves the people of Attala County as County Prosecuting Attorney and Youth Court Prosecutor.
Crosby’s experience includes working in the law firm Thornton, Guyton, Dorrill and Pettit and as partner in the firm Dorrill, Pettit, Crosby and White. He is owner of Crosby Law Office, PA.
Doug is married to the former Lisa Hanbery of Clinton and they have three children, Kaylan, Cole and Carley.

George Mitchell Judge George Mitchell serves as Circuit Judge for District 5, Place 2 in Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, Webster and Winston counties. He was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to fill the unexpired term of former Circuit Judge Clarence Morgan. In a legal career that has spanned 41 years, George Mitchell has served as former county prosecutor for over 20 years; an assistant district attorney; and an attorney/prosecutor for the towns of Maben, Eupora and Mathiston. He also worked as the school board attorney for the Webster County School District. George Mitchell has two children, Matt and Mandy.

George Mitchell
Judge George Mitchell serves as Circuit Judge for District 5, Place 2 in Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, Webster and Winston counties. He was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to fill the unexpired term of former Circuit Judge Clarence Morgan.
In a legal career that has spanned 41 years, George Mitchell has served as former county prosecutor for over 20 years; an assistant district attorney; and an attorney/prosecutor for the towns of Maben, Eupora and Mathiston. He also worked as the school board attorney for the Webster County School District.
George Mitchell has two children, Matt and Mandy.

For Court of Appeals 03 District 3 Position 1

Ed Hannan Judge Ed Hannan is seeking  the Mississippi Court of Appeals, District 3, Position 1. Judge Hannan currently serves as the Senior Madison County Judge, having first been elected in 2006. Prior to the Madison County Court, he served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Madison for over nine years. He and his wife, Cindy, have resided in Madison County since 1983, where they raised three daughters, Abigail, Kimberly, and Anabeth.

Ed Hannan
Judge Ed Hannan is seeking the Mississippi Court of Appeals, District 3, Position 1. Judge Hannan currently serves as the Senior Madison County Judge, having first been elected in 2006. Prior to the Madison County Court, he served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Madison for over nine years.
He and his wife, Cindy, have resided in Madison County since 1983, where they raised three daughters, Abigail, Kimberly, and Anabeth.

Jack Wilson Judge Jack Wilson  is seeking  the Mississippi Court of Appeals, District 3, Position 1. He was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals by Gov. Phil Bryant effective July 1, 2015.   Jack practiced law with the firms of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Jackson, Miss., and Mayer Brown LLP in DC. His practice focused on appellate litigation and general civil litigation, and he represented clients in state and federal courts. Jack and his wife, Amanda, have three children, Emily (5), Jack (5), and Henry (2). They live in Madison.

Jack Wilson
Judge Jack Wilson is seeking the Mississippi Court of Appeals, District 3, Position 1. He was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals by Gov. Phil Bryant effective July 1, 2015.
Jack practiced law with the firms of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Jackson, Miss., and Mayer Brown LLP in DC. His practice focused on appellate litigation and general civil litigation, and he represented clients in state and federal courts.
Jack and his wife, Amanda, have three children, Emily (5), Jack (5), and Henry (2). They live in Madison.

Dow Yoder Dow Yoder is a 2016 candidate for  Mississippi Court of Appeals, District 3, Position 1. Yoder received his bachelor's degree from Mississippi College in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1999. Yoder is the managing member, The Dow, PLLC—Governmental Affairs Law Group. Yoder is a former state and federal prosecutor. The forty-four year-old Yoder resides with his wife, Melinda, and their three children (Mac (14), Colt (12), and Carson (12))  in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Dow Yoder
Dow Yoder is a 2016 candidate for Mississippi Court of Appeals, District 3, Position 1.
Yoder received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1999.
Yoder is the managing member, The Dow, PLLC—Governmental Affairs Law Group.
Yoder is a former state and federal prosecutor. The forty-four year-old Yoder resides with his wife, Melinda, and their three children (Mac (14), Colt (12), and Carson (12)) in Ridgeland, Mississippi.