JANS – The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), representing upwards of 90,000 workers across North America, have endorsed Jody Owens, II for reelection to serve as Hinds County District Attorney.
“District Attorney Owens has a long and distinguished career in public service, has worked everywhere from Capitol Hill to the Hinds County DA’s office, and has fought as a civil rights lawyer outside of government to protect the rights of working families and the most vulnerable people in our society,” stated IFPTE President Matt Biggs. “There is little doubt that he will continue that commitment to serving our community and working families as District Attorney. IFPTE is proud to support him.”
In response to IFPTE’s vote of confidence, DA Owens said, “It is an honor to accept this endorsement from an organization such as IFPTE, with a distinguished and longstanding record of supporting the rights of workers. We know we see more violence in communities where individuals cannot work and earn a fair wage.
“Creating safe communities is critical to the economic health of our community and its workforce. As District Attorney, I will continue to work to fight for a safer Hinds County and capital city for our community and our working families.”