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Melanie SojournerREPRepublican State Senator, District 37
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Melanie Sojourner (born January 5, 1968) is an American politician from the state of Mississippi. She serves in the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 37th district. She is a member of the Republican Party.She was born in Centreville, Mississippi, and was raised in Kingston, Mississippi. She is the great-granddaughter of Albert Boyd Sojourner, who was in the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1916.She attended Adams County Christian School, which was founded as a segregation academy and uses the Confederate flag as its symbol, and has enrolled her daughter there. She opposed the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Flag of Mississippi.Sojourner graduated from Louisiana State University. She then worked for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association for eight years, and then as a 4-H associate for Mississippi State University.Sojourner defeated Bob Dearing in the 2011 elections to serve in the State Senate. She served as the campaign manager for Chris McDaniel's 2014 U.S. Senate campaign. Sojourner lost her reelection bid to Dearing in the 2015 elections. She was elected back to the Senate in the 2019 elections.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Louisiana State University
BS Animal Science/Speech Communications
1989 - 1992
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
AA Communications/Journalism
1987 - 1989
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Member
National Federation of Independent Business
Current
Co-Owner
Oakwood Plantation
Current
Director
Business Development and Marketing, Advanced Solutions Network
2012 - Current
Co-Founder
Everyday Adventure, Limited Liability Company
2011 - Current
Extension Associate
Mississippi State University Extension Service
2008 - 2011
Consultant
Directions International, Limited Liability Company
2010
Director
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
2001 - 2007
Franchise Owner
The Country's Best Yogurt, Incorporated
1995 - 1999
Lead Production Assistant
Mighty Miss Productions
1992 - 1993
Former Franchise Owner
Exxon-Mobile Incorporated
Former Production Assistant
Walt Disney Corporation
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Member
Mississippi CattlemenÂ’s Association
Current
Member
First Baptist Church of Natchez
Current
Member
Official Mississippi Women's Club
Current
Officer
Adams County Farm Bureau Federation
Current
Former Communications Director
Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition
Former Parent-Teacher League President
Adams County Christian School
Former Voting Delegate
Board of Directors, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Founding Chair
Healthcare Foundation of Natchez Regional Medical Center