Judge Jimmy Maxwell to Remain in Judiciary, Will Not Seek Congress

After carefully weighing the realities and rigors of modern congressional life, I will not be a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives this year. Any excitement of possibly representing the First District in Washington D.C. was a distant second to the importance of being closely involved in my young children’s lives.

I admit the idea of running for Congress was tempting, but a shot at winning a political race is never itself a valid reason to run—particularly when you are passionate about your current work. And I truly enjoy serving North Mississippi in our judiciary. I hope those who encouraged me to run and pledged their support will understand my decision. If there is a race in my near future, it will be one that keeps my family in Mississippi and will likely be for higher judicial office.

Jimmy Maxwell Press Release
2/23/15