Bryant, 013080 MSAGO, 19800130

Docket Nº:19800130
Case Date:January 30, 1980
Court:South Carolina
Honorable Olen C. Bryant, Jr.
No. 19800130
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
January 30, 1980
         Honorable Olen C. Bryant, Jr.          Armstrong and Hoffman          Attorneys and Counselors          246 West Gallatin Street          Hazlehurst, Mississippi 39083          Dear Mr. Bryant:          Attorney General Bill Allain has received your letter and has assigned it to me for research and reply. In your letter you state in part:
“An Alderman of the Town of Wesson has recently taken employment as a Deputy Sheriff with the Copiah County Sheriff's Office. Please advise me whether or not there is any legal prohibition on a person serving as an elected Alderman for the town and as a Deputy Sheriff for the county at the same time.”
         Article 1, Section 1, Mississippi Constitution of 1890 states:
“The powers of the government of the state of Mississippi shall be divided into three distinct departments, and each of them confided to a separate magistracy, to-wit: those which are legislative to one, those which are judicial to another, and those which are executive to another.”
         Article 1, Section 2, Mississippi Constitution of 1890 states:
No person or collection of persons, being one or belonging to one of these

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