Harrell has announced his candidacy

Published 6:33 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Harrell has announced his candidacy

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Prentiss Harrell has announced his candidacy and released this statement.)

I, Prentiss Harrell, am announcing my candidacy for Circuit Judge, District 2, covering Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Lawrence and Jeff Davis counties. I have been a practicing attorney for 18 years having established a seven-member law firm specializing in business law, finance, real estate and contracts. For two terms the citizens of Lamar County have chosen me to be their prosecuting attorney. I am experienced in both criminal and civil law and I now desire to be your circuit judge.

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I will bring to the bench not only a reputation for decisiveness and fairness but also one of compassion and concern. I have worked shoulder to shoulder with my fellow Mississippians from the shipyard in Pascagoula to building homes in Hattiesburg to representing clients and serving as a prosecuting attorney in Lamar County. I was born in Mississippi, educated in Mississippi and raised my family right here. I know how important it is for a community to have a circuit judge they can count on to protect their family, their homes and their businesses.

I am a member of the Mississippi State Bar Association and South Central Mississippi Bar Association. I am serving as an adjunct instructor (Business Law, Finance, Real Estate, Contacts) at William Carey College. And, I have had the privilege of serving as president of the Mississippi School of Law Alumni Association.

I have two children and six grandchildren. I am a member, Sunday school teacher and Trustee of Main Street Baptist Church. I am a former president and member of the Greater Hattiesburg Homebuilder’s Association and a member of the Area Development Partnership.

I have the experience, maturity and desire to be your next Circuit Judge, District Two. Please vote for Prentiss Harrell, Tuesday, Nov. 7.