Phil Bryant was elected Governor of Mississippi with 62 percent of the vote in November 2011 and was sworn-in as the state’s 64th Governor on January 10, 2012. He was sworn-in as Mississippi’s 37th Lieutenant Governor on January 10, 2008, after capturing 59% of the vote in the November election.
He started his career in public service as a Hinds County Deputy Sheriff and was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives from District 59 in Rankin County in 1992 and re-elected in 1995. Bryant was appointed State Auditor by the late Governor Kirk Fordice and re-elected overwhelmingly in 1999 and without opposition in 2003.
To continue his career of service to Mississippians, Governor Bryant has brought together an exceptional group of dedicated people in the Governor’s office who are committed to supporting the Governor’s vision for a better, more prosperous Mississippi. With responsibilities ranging from the research and creation of policy initiatives to the state’s job creation efforts, the Office of the Governor plays a key role in shaping the future of the our state.