Ashley Ogden Not Running Against Jeff Weill for Hinds County Circuit Court Judge

There is a rumor circulating that Jackson lawyer Ashley Ogden has decided not to run for Hinds County Circuit Court Judge. In an article as recent as two weeks ago, Ogden was quoted as saying that he intended to run for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Judge Swan Yerger:

Jackson lawyer Ashley Ogden, who ran against Yerger four years ago, told The Clarion-Ledger in January he is preparing another run.
“I have an interest in Jackson’s crime problem being solved, and that’s why I ran in the first place,” he said then.

But now comes word that Ogden will not run, effectively handing the seat to Jackson City Councilman Jeff Weill.

Weill is the only person who has qualified to run for the seat. The qualifying deadline is May 7.

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