At its quarterly meeting in Jackson this weekend, the Mississippi Democratic Party unanimously endorsed Supreme Court candidate Earle Banks. Banks is running in the central district race which encompasses twenty two counties running through the middle of the state and through much of the Delta. Banks is a law partner at the firm of Dockins, Turnage & Banks, the President of People’s Funeral Home and a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives for over twenty years. He currently serves as a Democrat and was formerly a member and Parliamentarian of the State Democratic Party Executive Committee. Banks’ opponent, Justice Bill Waller, Jr., was endorsed by the Mississippi Republican Party last month.
Democratic Party Chairman, Rickey Cole, states, “Earle Banks will bring an impressive and unique background as a successful small businessman, accomplished lawyer and experienced legislator to the position of Supreme Court justice. A man in work clothes who can operate a backhoe in the morning, then put on a black suit to console a grieving widow that afternoon simply has a skill set one seldom sees in any office.” Cole notes that Banks’ legislative record supporting working Mississippians, public education and health care bodes well for his title as a “people’s judge.”
[Supreme Court District 1 Counties: Bolivar, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, Yazoo]
MS Democrats Press Release