Phil Bryant

Governor of Mississippi


Name: Phil Bryant

Office Title: Governor of Mississippi

First Elected: 11/08/2011

Last Elected:

Office Address:

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Deborah: 2 Children

Date of Birth: 12/09/1954

Place of Birth: Moorhead, MS

Home City: Brandon, MS

Religion: United Methodist

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 25, 2013 SB 2659 Establishes a Grant for School Resource Officers in Schools Signed – Executive Sign
April 23, 2013 HB 1009 Authorizes Department of Human Services to Hire Private Contractors Signed – Executive Sign
April 12, 2013 SB 2526 Authorizes alcoholic beverages to be lawfully transported through dry areas Vetoed – Executive Veto
March 27, 2013 HB 1584 Authorizes the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District to Supply General Municipal Services Vetoed – Executive Veto
March 20, 2013 SB 2694 Extends the Mississippi Auctioneers License Act Vetoed – Executive Veto
March 20, 2013 HB 333 Amends Provisions of Liability to Include Product Designers Vetoed – Executive Veto
March 18, 2013 SB 2141 Creates a Task Force to Study the Governance of Local School Boards Vetoed – Executive Veto
March 18, 2013 SB 2687 Prohibits Local Government Management of Nutrition Labeling Signed – Executive Sign
May 22, 2012 HB 211 Authorizes Certian Officials to Hire Their Own Lawyers Signed – Executive Sign
May 17, 2012 HB 921 Requires Photo Identification to Vote Signed – Executive Sign
May 1, 2012 HB 707 Requires Schools to Have a Longer Summer Vacation Signed – Executive Sign
April 23, 2012 HB 1185 Relating to General Laws Vetoed – Executive Veto
April 18, 2012 SB 2675 Relating to Business Closure Vetoed – Executive Veto
April 17, 2012 SB 2858 Relating to Mississippi Limited Liability Company Act Vetoed – Executive Veto
April 16, 2012 HB 1390 Establishes Additional Requirements for Physicians who Perform Abortions Signed – Executive Sign

Profession: Adjunct professor, author

MS, Political Science, Mississippi College
BS, Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi
AA, Hinds Community College

Political Experience:
Governor, State of Mississippi, 2012-present
President of the Senate, Mississippi State Senate, 2008-present
Lieutenant Governor, State of Mississippi, 2008-2012
Auditor, State of Mississippi, 1996-2008
Appointed, Auditor, State of Mississippi, 1996
Representative, Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1991-1996

Professional Experience:
Co-Author, "21st Century Government-Digital Promise, Digital Reality," "Digital Reality and Leadership Secrets of Government Financial Officials"
Deputy Sheriff
Insurance Fraud Investigator
Professor, Mississippi College

Non Legislative Committees:
Vice Chair, Mississippi Legislative E-Government Oversight Committee
Member, United States Taxpayers Advocacy Panel

Current Legislative Committees:

Honorary Chair, Republican Lieutenant Governor's Association, 2008
Member, Ducks Unlimited
Member, Hinds Community College Alumni
Member, International Association of Arson Investigators
Member, Jaycees
Member, Leadership 2000
Member, Lions
Board Member, Mission Mississippi
Member, Mississippi Fire Investigators Association
Board Member, Mississippi Mentoring Network
Member, National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action
Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Chair, National State Auditor's Association, E-Government Committee
Member, Saint Mark's United Methodist Church
Member, University of Southern Mississippi Alumni
Member, Young Men's Christian Association
Former Member, Habitat for Humanity
Former President, Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association
Former Member, Executive Committee, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers
Former Member, Executive Committee, Southern Region Republican at-large member, National Lieutenant Governor’s Association

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