Today, Supreme Court Justice Kenny Griffis announced that his campaign has been recommended for election by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC) in the 2020 election cycle.
In an announcement from BIPEC, they stated that Justice Griffis is “best for adhering to the impartiality and fairness on Mississippi’s highest courts.”
“I’m very honored to be recommended by BIPEC in this year’s election,” said Justice Griffis. “On the Supreme Court, I’ve focused on fairly applying the law, not legislating from the bench. As a Constitutional conservative, I know how decisions on the Court affect the lives of all Mississippians, our individual liberties and our economy.”
Justice Griffis was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court on February 1, 2019, by former Governor Phil Bryant. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, he served on the Court of Appeals for 16 years and was honored to end his tenure there as Chief Judge.
BIPEC was founded in 1980 by Mississippi business and professional leaders to supply needed political research information and to identify candidates who understand the needs and concerns of employers—the people who take risks to create jobs, stimulate the economy and give back to communities. BIPEC is not connected to any political party; it does not lobby issues and is not a political action committee. This enables BIPEC to freely research and recommend individuals likely to promote economic growth and make agenda-free judicial decisions without worrying about party politics or lobbying for particular issues. The statewide membership of BIPEC includes individuals, hundreds of Mississippi companies and professional firms and over 35 trade associations.
Supreme Court District 1 includes the following counties: Bolivar, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo.
Supreme Court elections are nonpartisan with the general election being held on November 3, 2020. For more information about Justice Kenny Griffis and his campaign, please visit www.KennyGriffis.com.
Justice Kenny Griffis Press Release