Issue Position: Upholding Strong Family Values
Jim Kitchens is a family man who has lived his entire life in rural Mississippi. This year he celebrates 40 years of marriage with Mary, with whom he raised five children.
It should come as no surprise that Jim Kitchens values family above all things, and tough decisions he made reflect this. When he was still fresh out of college, Kitch left the family business and moved to Oxford so his 17-year-old brother could attend Ole Miss, then go to medical school. And Jim Kitchens left his influential post as district attorney to provide for his young son who was diagnosed with cancer.
More than making tough decisions, Kitch believes in doing the right thing and living one's life according to Christian principles.
Jim Kitchens is a Sunday School teacher, a Baptist deacon and works in the church nursery.
Jim Kitchens gives back to his community, his state and his profession through volunteer work, by helping with Camp Rainbow for children with cancer and by mentoring new lawyers.
And Kitch even tries to keep up with his 93-year-old mother who lives just down the road from him in Crystal Springs. She still teaches piano full time.
No matter what his opponents may say in this race, Kitch knows that his life's work speaks for his true nature. He's been a tough prosecutor, fought for the rights of ordinary people and represented people who were wrongly accused of crimes.
And along the way, Kitch has fulfilled his ethical obligation as an attorney to shepherd everyone who seeks his assistance through the legal system, even when that means simply ensuring guilty people are given fair representation as they prepare to serve their sentence for crimes they committed.
Jim Kitchens has a record of being fair to all people, honest above reproach and self-sacrificing to help his fellow man. You can expect no less of him as a justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court.