CLARK COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) – Clark County’s First District Court judge seat is hotly contested with seven candidates for the position, but tonight’s candidate thinks he has what it takes to win.
Renaldo “Bojack” Hopkins, in the race for Clark County Common Pleas Judge, said he believes he is the right man for the job, saying his experience as a community member and representative allows him to know what the people of Clark County want. they work he needs to do what he has to do.
“I’m a true Clark Countian, I grew up here and went to school here. I love this place to call home, you know. And he did military service. But you know this house is in Clark, a wonderful little town. You know everybody, everybody knows somebody that you know, and I think I would be a good, good candidate for this position. Keep your dignity. It’s been held by Judge Barty for 20 years, and I think I’m a successful man,” Hopkins said.
Hopkins has never worked in such a position before, but believes that with the right discipline and the right heart, one can do anything.
“I know that I am honored. I am a veteran who served in the United States Air Force and a Gulf War veteran. Desert Shield, Desert Storm. I have a BA in Christian Education. I was a pastor at New Savoy Missionary Baptist Church for about 10 years. So just being a child of God,” Hopkins said.
As a judge, you have to follow the law, and Hopkins believes that citizens should follow the law, and if they don’t, he’s sure to give the right sentence.
“You should be as strict as the law. Now you know there. You know there’s a lot of crime going on. I think you need to be a little more assertive in stopping people from committing these crimes. So you’ve got to stick with it and know you’ve got to get there, you’ve got to get there,” Hopkins said.
News 11 is still talking to the candidates for local office for this year’s election, so stay tuned to hear what each candidate has to say about their candidacy.
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