Committee critical of candidate for Hinds County Circuit Court

JACKSON — A committee that oversees state judicial elections is criticizing a candidate for circuit judge in Hinds County, saying he’s improperly being linked to the Democratic Party and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Travis Childers, and that he’s misleading people into believing he’s the incumbent.

The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention released two statements criticizing Ali ShamsidDeen. The lawyer and Jackson municipal judge is trying to unseat incumbent Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill Sr. in a district in eastern Hinds County. Weill beat ShamsidDeen four years ago.

The panel said ShamsidDeen’s advertising is misleading voters into believing he’s already a circuit judge.