Supreme Court Justice Ann Lamar will not seek re-election - - Jackson, MS

Supreme Court Justice Ann Lamar will not seek re-election

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Ann H. Lamar will not seek re-election to the court at the end of her term.

She announced that she plans to leave the court when her current term ends in December.

63-year-old Justice Lamar of Senatobia, was appointed to the Supreme Court on May 21, 2007, and was elected to an eight-year term in November 2008.

She is the third woman to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court.

“I have enjoyed it immensely. It has been an honor to serve on this Court. I have the greatest respect for the Court and the justices I have served alongside,” Justice Lamar said. “I have been on the Court since 2007 and I commute weekly from my home in north Mississippi. Ten years is a long time to be commuting and spending time away from home and family and grandchildren. After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, I know that it is time to leave the Court.”

Justice Lamar said, “I am making this announcement now in order to give potential candidates for the position time to make plans for a campaign.” 

The next election for the 33-county District 3, Place 1 judgeship from north Mississippi will be in November 2016.

The new term will begin in January 2017.

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