The Neshoba Democrat reports that Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon has drawn an opponent.
Don Kilgore has qualified as a candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Place 1, against incumbent Judge Marcus Gordon.
Kilgore, who is in his 10th year as Attorney General for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, said it has been a lifelong ambition to be Circuit Court Judge.
“I feel a calling to public service,” Kilgore said. “These four counties have been generous to me and my family.”
Kilgore said he thought the timing to run was right. “This is my opportunity to give back and be a public servant to the community.” he said.
Kilgore graduated from Philadelphia High School in 1967. He earned both his business and law degrees from the University of Mississippi.
After graduating from Ole Miss, Kilgore served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer for the U.S. military for four years.
Before working with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Kilgore practiced law for 28 years in Philadelphia and was longtime attorney for the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors.
He is a member of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia.
If you’re not familiar with Judge Gordon, just take it from me, the fact that he has an opponent is great news.
Expect a lot of long-abused attorneys to be pulling for Gordon’s opponent.