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HOPKINS – Hopkins Formally Kicks Off Campaign

By: Magnolia Tribune - July 11, 2007

Hopkins Formally Kicks Off Campaign for Attorney General

Former Special Assistant Attorney General and retired Major General Al Hopkins formally announced his campaign kickoff statewide with his wife Ruth at stops in Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and Meridian on Monday. Today, Hopkins kicked off his campaign to crowds of supporters in Jackson, Tupelo, Olive Branch, and Greenville.

“I’m running for Attorney General because I believe public service is a high and noble calling,” stated Hopkins. “I believe the future can be better than the present, and that each of us has a personal, moral responsibility to make it so. That’s why it’s time to get the politics out of the Attorney General’s office. It’s time to hire an experienced attorney who will be fair but tough. And one whose sole ambition is justice for all Mississippians.

“It’s time to expect more out of the Attorney General’s office,” Hopkins continued. “If you put a real General in the Attorney General’s office, you can count on me to stand up to corporate misconduct, punish public corruption, and crack down on crime — particularly the growing drug crisis. I give you my word that I’ll put Mississippians first, not political cronies. Mississippi deserves no less.”

A former Special Assistant Attorney General, Al Hopkins began his public service in 1965 when he joined the 31st Infantry Division as an enlisted man. Later, during his last four years of service, he served as Assistant Adjutant General of the State of Mississippi and retired as a Major General. He is currently serving his second six-year term as Chief Judge of the Court of Military Appeals. A native of North Mississippi’s Tippah County, Hopkins resides in Gulfport with his wife of 44 years, Ruth, and their two grown children, Ashley and Norris. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Gulfport where he has taught for over 30 years.

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