Lynn Fitch Sworn In as Mississippi’s First Female Attorney General

Kelly LacoNews

January 9, 2020 was a historic day in Mississippi! Surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues, Republican Lynn Fitch was sworn in to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, ending nearly 150 years of Democrat control. She is the first female attorney general ever elected in the Magnolia state and the first Republican since 1878.

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Randolph administered the oath of office on the floor of the Mississippi House of Representatives on Thursday. The ceremony took place during a Joint Legislative Session.

Attorney General Fitch was elected on November 5, 2019 and beat her Democratic opponent by more than 15 points. She plans to focus on ending Mississippi’s opioid crisis, and protecting veterans, the elderly, children and the mentally ill from scams and exploitation.

She has already built up an extremely strong staff — including Deputy Attorney General Whitney Lipscomb, no stranger to the conservative legal community — who plan to hit the ground running during their first days in office to fight for the people of Mississippi.