Republican State Representative Mark Baker today qualified to run for Attorney General citing the need for a conservative in the office that should be at the forefront in the fight to protect Mississippi values.

“I’m running to be President Trump’s partner in Mississippi.  It’s time we have an Attorney General who will fight illegal immigration, not ignore it.  It’s time we have an Attorney General who will fight political favoritism and corruption and who will work to create a better legal environment in Mississippi,” Baker said.

Baker, who has served in the Mississippi House of Representatives since 2004 stated, “I have a proven record defending our Second Amendment rights, the rights of the unborn, and our religious freedoms.  As Attorney General, I will lead the fight to protect Mississippi’s conservative values.”

“I will work to make Mississippi a safer place to live by working with federal, state, and local authorities to combat crime and put criminals in jail, to end human trafficking, and to find real solutions to address the opioid epidemic in Mississippi,” Baker said.

“As a practicing attorney for over 30 years, I have extensive experience in civil and criminal matters, substantial trial and appellate court experience, and years of experience prosecuting criminals and serving as a judge.  My legislative and legal background provides me the experience necessary to serve very effectively as Attorney General,” Baker said.

Representative Baker is a lawyer and legislator from Rankin County.  He is a graduate of the University of Memphis (B.A., Criminal Justice – 1984) and Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., with distinction -1987).  Mark is married to the former Lady Collins, an English teacher at Brandon High School.  Mark and Lady have been married for 29 years and have one son, Chase, a public policy major at the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi.  The Bakers are members of Lakeside Presbyterian Church.

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Mark Baker for Attorney General