Kenny Griffis, a former Chief Judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeal and appointee to that state’s Supreme Court has won a full eight-year term on the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Griffis is winning a full-eight year term on the Supreme Court after being appointed by Bryant in 2019 to finish the term of former Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., who retired in late 2018 and eventually launched an unsuccessful campaign for governor. Before being appointed to the Supreme Court, Griffis, a Meridian native, was serving as chief judge for the Court of Appeals.
Westbrooks is in her first term on the Court of Appeals, representing District 2, which consists of Jackson and a large slice of west Mississippi. She was vying to be the first African American woman to serve on the state’s highest court and only the fifth Black member. While Westbrooks lost the Supreme Court race, she will remain on the Court of Appeals. Her term does not end until January 2025.