Phil Bryant
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Phil Bryant

Republican

Governor

Mississippi
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Phil Bryant

Governor
Summary
Experience
66
Years of Age
29
Years of Experience
MSResidence (state)

Dewey Phillip Bryant (born December 9, 1954) is an American politician who served as the 64th Governor of Mississippi from 2012 to 2020. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 31st Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 2008 to 2012 and 40th State Auditor of Mississippi from 1996 to 2008. A Republican, Bryant was elected governor in 2011, defeating the Democratic nominee Mayor Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg. He was reelected in 2015, defeating truck driver Robert Gray.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 5)  
Hillcrest Christian School
Hinds Community College
University of Southern Mississippi
Council McCluer High School
Mississippi College

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Governor
State of Mississippi
2012 - 2020
Lieutenant Governor
State of Mississippi
2008 - 2012
President of the Senate
Mississippi State Senate
2008 - 2012
Auditor
State of Mississippi
1996 - 2008
Representative
Mississippi State House of Representatives
1991 - 1996
Former Deputy Sheriff
Hinds County, Mississippi
Former Professor
Mississippi College

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 19)  
Honorary Chair
Republican Lieutenant Governor's Association
2008
Member
Ducks Unlimited
Board Member
Mississippi Mentoring Network
Board Member
Mission Mississippi
Former Member
Executive Committee, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers
Former Member
Executive Committee, National Lieutenant Governor’s Association
Former Member
Habitat for Humanity
Former President
Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association
Former Vice Chair
Mississippi Legislative E-Government Oversight Committee
Member
Hinds Community College Alumni
Member
University of Southern Mississippi Alumni
Member
United States Taxpayers Advocacy Panel
Member
International Association of Arson Investigators
Member
National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action
Member
Jaycees
Member
Lions Club
Member
Saint Mark's United Methodist Church
Member
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Member
Mississippi Fire Investigators Association