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Cindy Hyde-SmithREPRepublican United States Senator
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Cindy Hyde-Smith (née Hyde; born May 10, 1959) is an American politician serving as the junior United States senator from Mississippi since 2018. A member of the Republican Party, she was previously the Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce and a member of the Mississippi State Senate. Born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Hyde-Smith is a graduate of Copiah–Lincoln Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. In 1999, she was elected to the Mississippi State Senate as a Democrat. She represented the 39th district from 2000 to 2012. In 2010, Hyde-Smith switched parties and became a Republican, citing her conservative beliefs. Hyde-Smith was elected Mississippi agriculture commissioner in 2011, the first woman elected to that office, and reelected in 2015. On March 21, 2018, Governor Phil Bryant announced his intention to appoint Hyde-Smith to the United States Senate seat being vacated due to the resignation of Thad Cochran. Hyde-Smith was sworn into office on April 9, 2018. She is the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Lawrence County Academy
University of Southern Mississippi
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
United States Senate, Mississippi
2018 - Current
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
State of Mississippi
2012 - 2018
United States Senate
Mississippi State Senate
2000 - 2012
Cattle Farmer
Other Experience1 - 26 of 26
Macedonia Baptist Church
Charter Member
National State Agriculture Rural Leaders Organization
Former Co-Chair
Trump Agriculture Policy Advisory Council
Former Member
Junior Auxiliary of Brookhaven
Former Member
American Cancer Society
Former Member
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
Former President
Southern United States Trade Association
Former President
Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Mississippi Nursery and Landscape Association
Lincoln County Cattlemen's Association
Copiah Lincoln Community College Foundation Board
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
Lincoln County Livestock Association
Lincoln County Forestry Association
Vice Chair
National Agriculture Committee of State Legislators
Former Chair
Agriculture Committee, Mississippi State Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Parks, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Former Member
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Former Member
Rural Development and Energy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate