Jones County Assistant District Attorney running for Circuit Judge

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Assistant District Attorney J. Ronald Parrish announced on Monday that he is running for Circuit Judge of the 18th Circuit Court District.

After nearly 11 years, Parrish has decided he will leave the District Attorney's Office at the end of the year. Parrish said he's done everything he can do as an Assistant District Attorney and it's time for him to move on.

If elected, Parrish said he can make some changes to improve the administration of the criminal justice system in Jones County. He said he is not running against anyone, but running for something.

Parrish has been practicing law for more than 40 years. With a sense of humility, he adds on to say that he doesn't think there's any individual that knows more about the criminal law than he does.

Election for Circuit Judge is scheduled for November 4.