Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hurst is new U.S. Attorney

The Justice Department issued the following press release.




Mike Hurst Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Jackson, Miss – On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, D. Michael Hurst, Jr. was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson, Mississippi. Hurst was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on June 29, 2017, and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 2017.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to return to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to do the work of justice and serve the people of Mississippi. We have some of the hardest working, most caring people in this office, and I look forward to partnering with our state and local law enforcement to make sure people are protected, victims are served, and our communities are safer,” said Hurst.

Hurst most recently served as the Director of the Mississippi Justice Institute (“MJI”), a division of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. Before starting MJI, he was the Republican nominee for Mississippi Attorney General in 2015.

From 2006 until February 2015, Hurst served as an Assistant United States Attorney within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson, where he focused primarily on fighting public corruption. He received numerous awards from the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, and other federal law enforcement agencies.

Before going to work for the US Attorney’s Office, Hurst served on the staff of Congressman Chip Pickering in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he was Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Constitution Subcommittee. He practiced law at Troutman Sanders in Washington, DC, after graduating from law school.

Hurst is originally from Hickory, Mississippi, and is a graduate of East Central Community College in Decatur, and Millsaps College in Jackson, as well as The George Washington University Law School
in Washington, D.C. Hurst and his ife, Celeste, live in Sandhill, Mississippi, with their five children and Mike’s younger sister.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish we could clone this man. He's as good as they come!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mike!

Anonymous said...

Great news for Mike and for the US Attorney's Office!

Anonymous said...

He's also a member of the Federalist Society.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the post about cloning him. We need more honest people that don’t waiver from their values. He will do what is right regardless. Congrats to Mike and Celeste. We support you 100%.

Anonymous said...

I like this guy. He's a good one.

Anonymous said...

Watch out JG

Anonymous said...

The best Mississippi has to offer. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

He has all the makings of a great one - I pray he is now able to go full bore towards the public corruption that is so rampant in Jackson and Hinds county, unrestrained by a Democrat US Attorney. Godspeed Mr. Hurst - please help us and strike fear into those that are using their political positions to line their own pockets at the cost of ALL Mississippians of ALL races.

Anonymous said...

Who was the previous one?

Anonymous said...

God Bless America!!! Land that I Love!! Stand Beside Her, and Guide Her!!!!

Pete Perry said...

Finally - this us a great day for Mississippi. Mike Hurst was a great recommendation by our two Senators, Wicker and Cochran and a fantastic appointmen by the President. Wish it had not taken so long to get sent to the Senate for confirmation but the wheels of justice turn slowly.

Anonymous said...

to 9:56....... you don't know much about the federal system do you? a senate confirmation is not" justice", its power politics at its best.

Anonymous said...

Cheers for the new federal law enforcer. The citizens of this district need one.

Anonymous said...

Mike is an amazing man. What a shame the Dems in Congress delayed his confirmation so long.

Anonymous said...

He is not the next coming of Christ.....he’s actually standard fare.....he just happens to be a socially conservative zealot you agree with.

He’s an average prosecutor and an aspiring hater of people.

Anonymous said...

9:33 He was nominated on June 30, 2017, and was confirmed October 3rd....wow those "Dems in Congress" really delayed his confirmation. Know what you are talking about before you start blaming the Democrats. The FBI has to do a background search and give its report to the Senate. Just because someone is nominated doesn't mean it is an automatic process. And it couldn't be the "Dems in Congress" anyway. Only the Senate confirms U.S. Attorneys.

And 9:54, I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

10:26, the last time I checked, the Senate is part of Congress. As far as his "hating people", where did that come from. Possibly you have been prosecuted??? Mike has values and good character to my knowledge and will do an excellent job. Anyone, IMHO, commenting negatively about him doesn't recognize accomplishment and attention to duty.

Tote Dat Bale! said...

Once again, Peter Piper Pickled Perry Perks up and offers support for two slimeball senators who masquerade as Republicans. I'm confident those who made the decision looked beyond any recommendation from the junior staff in the offices of Wicker and Cochran.

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